Brooklyn man gets jail time for illegal kidney sales

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for illegally selling kidneys. Levy Rosenbaum, of Bensonhurst, learned his fate

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for illegally selling kidneys.

Levy Rosenbaum, of Bensonhurst, learned his fate in a New Jersey courtroom after pleading guilty last October to setting up three kidney transplants in exchange for payments of at least $120,000.

Rosenbaum admitted to the crime, but said his motives were altruistic. Several people testified that he helped save their lives.

Prosecutors say the case is the first-ever federal conviction for the crime.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
At least one person was injured after a 2 FDNY: 1 injured after 2-alarm fire breaks out at Brooklyn building
Dozens of senior citizens at an East New 3 Mini horses stir up spirits at nursing home
The tree fell on tracks that carry the 4 Tree falls on tracks at Parkside Avenue train station
5 Word on the Street: 'As Young As You Feel Day'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE