Limor Cohen 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, Cohen, along with Ian 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 April 8, 2012, Cohen was sentenced to 106 months in Federal prison and a fine of $1 million USD.
On May 3, 2014, Limor Cohen BOP Register Number 66865-064 was successfully treaty transferred back to Israel. (2)