While the fake news outlets are busy peddling anti-Russia hysteria, Attorney-General Sessions has been on the job. The US Department of Justice announced another milestone yesterday, securing the first-ever federal organ-trafficking conviction.
The criminal ring was apparently run by the Jewish Mafia in Brooklyn and involved contacts in Israel. 46 people were altogether apprehended, the result of an FBI sting-operation in the New York Metro Area. Levy I. Rosenbaum was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison, federal fines of $250,000 and $420,000 civil forfeiture which prosecutors allege were profits off the scheme.
Rosenbaum's specialty was human kidneys. He purchased kidneys on the Black Market from Israeli criminals for around $10,000 each; then sold them to American clients for 10-12 times that amount.
US Attorney Paul Fishman stated "The Black Market in human organs is not only a grave threat to public health, it reserves life-saving treatment for those who can best afford it at the expense of those who cannot. We will not tolerate such an affront to human dignity."
Organ trafficking is a major problem in Israel, and Israeli authorities have struggled with it considerably since the rise of ISIS. It's well-known now that ISIS was performing organ-harvesting operations on Syrian and Iraqi captives to fund their criminal activities. The organs were then smuggled into wealthy Western countries via criminal traffickers, primarily in Turkey and Israel. Organized crime in those countries has facilitated ISIS to the point that many Arabs suspect the Turkish and Israeli governments of covertly aiding the terrorists.
The Jewish Mafia, or Undzer Shtik, has been responsible for creating anti-Semitism in the US because of many of its activities. They've been known to the FBI for a long time; and have included legendary gangsters like Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Mickey Cohen, Dutch Schultz, and others. They have a reputation for being especially ruthless; and despite their common Jewish heritage, are really no friends of the Jewish community at large.
The breakup of the Rosenbaum Gang was a major victory in the fight against this hideous practice. Defense attorneys even tried to argue that Rosenbaum was acting on humanitarian principles and some defenders of organ-trafficking argue that lives have saved when there was no other way to do it. The fact though is that people like Rosenbaum are obtaining these organs at the sacrifice of innocent lives, and at very high profit to themselves. And---like most Black Market products---quality-control is not a high priority. Buying organs on the Black Market is a definite health risk.
Let's hope that this first prosecution will be the beginning of several more.