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 in a New Jersey courtroom after pleading guilty last

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2012, 2:27 PM

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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 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.


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