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  12/6/2012, Kislev 22, 5773

Hasid Extradited to Face Assault Charges in the US


The Supreme Court ruled, Thursday, that a Chabad-movement hasid from the Crown Heights neighborhood in New York must be extradited to the United States within 60 days to face assault charges stemming from an incident, three years ago. According to the indictment issued against the man in the U.S., he hit the youth for no apparent reason, sending the youth to the hospital with wounds to his back and his hand. The hasid is also accused of trying to attack someone who was with the youth.

Proceedings against the suspect began a year ago, when lower court judges ruled to extradite him but his attorneys appealed the decision. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years behind bars.