The American-Israeli teen from Ashkelon, now facing two serious indictments in the US, apparently received payment in Bitcoin to threaten a school and have an exam cancelled.
Teen from Ashkelon appears in court Photo credit: Channel 2 News
The American-Israeli teen from Ashkelon suspected of making hundreds of threatening calls to Jewish institutions around the world has been charged with two serious indictments in the United States. However, tonight (Saturday evening) Channel News 2 learned some new and disconcerting details from the suspect’s interrogation in Israel: the young man allegedly offered his “threat services” for payment.
After close to two million shekels in Bitcoin were found on his online account, investigators looked into the possibility that a student in one of the educational institutions in the United States paid the suspect to ensure that his exam be cancelled. In return, the suspect allegedly contacted his client’s institution, indicated that there was a bomb on the premises – and had the institution evacuated and the exam cancelled.
Hired by US students to get exams cancelled Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
An indictment will be filed against the suspect in Israel on Monday. The State Prosecutor’s Office in Israel will now have to decide whether to extradite the suspect to the United States.