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  5/8/2012, Iyar 16, 5772

US Plea Bargain for Crime Figure Yitzchak Avergel

Crime figure Yitzchak Avergel signed a plea-bargain agreement with prosecutors in the United States, Monday, calling for him to serve ten years in prison on drug distribution charges. His attorneys will ask that he be allowed to do the time in an Israeli prison.

Under the agreement, Avergel will confess to being part of an Ecstasy-distribution ring whose members killed a criminal suspected of stealing a drug shipment from them.