Ian Kaye was arrested by the Israel National Police ("INP") pursuant to a U.S. extradition request on a superseding indictment filed on July 16, 2009, in Manhattan federal court.
From approximately 2005 through 2009, Kaye participated in a phony "lottery prize" scheme that targeted victims, mostly elderly, in the United States.
In reality, there was no lottery prize and the victims were ultimately bilked out of an estimated total of approximately $85 million USD. (1)
On May 29, 2011, Kaye was sentenced to 96 months in Federal prison and a fine of $1 million USD.
On May 12, 2012, Ian Kaye BOP Register Number 98007-012 was successfully treaty transferred back to Israel. (2)