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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mafia Boss Sentenced




JERUSALEM -- A Jerusalem regional court approved a plea bargain agreement Sunday between the state prosecutor and a Russian mafia boss who will serve six years in jail, officials said.


Lerner admitted to 13 of 14 charges against him including attempted corruption of top politicians and fraudulently obtaining $14 million from Russian and Israeli banks to set up his own bank in Israel.


Under the deal, Lerner, 47, agreed to serve six years in jail and pay a $1.4 million fine in exchange for the prosecution's agreement to drop murder charges.