In July 2008, Sasson Barashy, a citizen of Israel, was indicted for racketeering, conspiracy to commit extortion, murder and conspiracy to import ecstasy into the United States from Belgium, as set out in a 77-page federal grand jury indictment in the Central District of California.
According to the indictment, Barashy was a captain of the Abergil crime family and used the power and influence of the Abergil family to conduct criminal activities in Israel and around the world.
He was extradited to the United States from Israel in January 2011.
The extradition was the first of its kind under Israel’s racketeering law, a law that parallels the United States federal racketeering statute known as the RICO Act, which is designed to combat organized crime. (1)
On June 17, 2012, Barashy plead guilty on charges of racketeering and murder based on his alleged hiring of members of the Vineland Boys street gang to kill Arron Atias in retaliation for Atias stealing 700kg of ecstasy that belonged to Barashy and fellow co-conspirators; he was sentenced to 266 months in Federal prison and a fine of $5 million USD.
On January 15, 2013, Sasson Barashy BOP Register Number 60115-112 was successfully treaty transferred back to Israel. (2)