Bolivian officials arrested for trying to extort jailed Haredi N.Y. businessman

30.11.2012                      16.Kislew. 5773

Bolivien:

Bolivian officials arrested for trying to extort jailed Haredi N.Y. businessman

Jacob Ostreicher, an ultra-Orthodox father of five, remains jailed without formal charges and bail.

Bolivian government officials were arrested for allegedly trying to extort a New York businessman who has been jailed in Bolivia for the last 18 months.
Jacob Ostreicher, an ultra-Orthodox father of five and grandfather of 11 from Brooklyn, N.Y., has been held in Bolivia without formal charges and bail. He was arrested in June 2011 by Bolivian police after it was alleged that he did business with “people wanted in their countries because of links with drug trafficking and money laundering.” At the time, Ostreicher belonged to a group of investors that sunk $25 million into growing rice in lush eastern Bolivia….