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Convicted Israeli crime boss gets whacked with  stiff sentence for his role in a cluster of  crimes

A Tarzana man who prosecutors say was a leader of an Israeli crime organization was sentenced Friday in federal court to 32 years in prison for drug trafficking, money laundering and extortion.
Moshe Matsri, 49, who is also known as “Moshe the Religious,” sat shackled in court wearing a blue kippah, glasses low on his nose and black Crocs.

He rocked back and forth in his chair as U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero explained how extensive wire taps played throughout the trial portrayed a man “willing to use force to help undercover agents who he believed were Colombian drug traffickers to attempt to collect debts owed to them.”

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Los Angeles Times