Moshe Ben-Ivgi, one of the murderers of taxi driver Derek Roth, is set to be extradited to Israel soon, Ynet has learned. According to an Argentine report, Ben-Ivgi has already been moved from his jail to Buenos Aires.
Argentina's Supreme Court of Argentina has ruled that he can be extradited to Israel for a robbery he committed while on furlough from prison which will see him serve only five years.
Ben-Ivgi and his friend Arbel Aloni murdered Roth in Herzliya in 1994, when they were 14. In 1996 they were sentenced to 16 years in prison. In 1998, while on furlough, the two committed an armed robbery and were sentenced to an additional five years.
In May 2004, Ben-Ivgi received another furlough and fled Israel for Argentina, where he was arrested a few months later. Israel asked that Argentina extradite him for Roth's murder, the robbery, and fleeing the country.
In 2007 a district court in Argentina ruled that he could be extradited for the robbery only, since Argentine law stipulates that suspects cannot be extradited for fleeing their home country and because the age at which an individual can be held responsible for a crime is 16.
The international department of the State Prosecutor's Office appealed the ruling in Argentina's Supreme Court, while Ben-Ivgi appealed the extradition ruling. In 2009, before the Supreme Court handed down its decision, Ben-Ivgi fled but was again arrested for crimes committed in Argentina, for which he was convicted and given a prison sentence
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