Israel extradites US citizen accused of defrauding millions

Israel yesterday extradited to the US an American citizen accused of defrauding financial institutions of over $30 million in California and elsewhere between 2004 and 2008.

Aryeh Greenes was arrested in Israel in February 2019. The FBI has said he and a second suspect, Aviv Mizrahi, fled to Israel to escape arrest.

According to a 2014 indictment filed in a Los Angeles court, Greenes and Mizrahi allegedly used fake financial records to obtain millions in credit from multiple banks, using several wholesale electronics companies as well as a retail store held by Mizrahi.

Mizrahi moved to Israel in 2009 as the investigation was in progress, while Greenes relocated in 2012.

Aryeh Greenes (L) and Aviv Mizrahi. (Courtesy FBI)