Friday, September 26, 2008

New York - Israel-Based Defendants Arrested In Lottery Telemarketing Fraud Targeting U.S. Citizens

New York - The FBI, announced today that Guy Mayo, Elad Mayo, Asi Almakias, Moran Goldfarb, Lior Orgad, Orelya Belahsan, David Yamin, Mor Galanti, and Yaniv Kalbers, all residents of Israel, were arrested today on charges that the defendants engaged in a lottery telemarketing fraud scheme which obtained approximately $2 million from elderly victims in the United States between 2007 and September 2008. Shai Kadosh, who is also charged in the scheme, is presently a fugitive. This case involves the largest number of Israeli citizens ever to be provisionally arrested by Israel in anticipation of extradition

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