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Highland Park Man Gets 25 Years for Trying To Aid Taliban

Oded Orbach was arrested for trying to sell weapons to Taliban to be used against U.S. troops.

This Highland Park home was occupied by Oded Orbach before his arrest.
This Highland Park home was occupied by Oded Orbach before his arrest.

A Highland Park man arrested in May, 2011, for trying to obtain weapons to sell to the Taliban for use against American troops was sentenced to 25 years in prison today in federal court in New York, according to a report on Politico.

Oded Orbach, 55, was sentenced after being convicted earlier this year, according to a report in the Highland Park News.

Orbach and another United States citizen were arrested in Romania after a two-year investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency revealed they were trying to arrange the sale of heat seeking surface to air missiles worth $25 million through a confidential source, according to Politico.

The Highland Park homeowner who is originally from Israel was charged with conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists, and conspiracy to acquire and transfer anti-aircraft missiles, according to an earlier Patch report.

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Josh Olkdaddyfresh December 19, 2013 at 03:00 PM
wow he got off way too easy
Moe @ the Buck December 19, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Now this is a guy who should not be able to purchase AK-47;)
Dan Brent December 19, 2013 at 04:38 PM
the house is on the same street as the home invasion, armed robbery. coincidence?
Dan Cox December 19, 2013 at 05:35 PM
A Highland Park man from Israel that is working with enemies of the U.S, Hmmm. This is a good enough reason for me to want to be armed in Highland Park... Terrorists live there!
Walter (Tripp) Hainsfurther December 19, 2013 at 09:06 PM
But Dan, good thing for us you live in Round Lake, not Highland Park. Is that the same community profiled in The Daily Herald where the police are concerned because of the large percentage of unregistered firearms and owners?
Stu Pidasso December 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM
and owners? of what?
Dan Cox December 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Walter, I drive thru H.P. almost daily...the article also stated that it is odd that Round Lake has the lowest number of FOID Card holders in the area but the most arrests for gun violations... by gang members, Hmmm. The towns with the highest number of FOID Card holders had no gun violations at all, Hmmm. More guns do mean less crime...Thank you.
Bigbe December 20, 2013 at 11:10 AM
I guess I'm not in the loop since I have no idea what '' FOID'' stands for but your comment is a stretch. I'm going to bet Vatican City has ZERO FOID cards and less crime. One instance doesn't prove anything. My neighborhood probably doesn't have the crime rate of any of the towns with gangs so I'm betting it isn't the proliferation of guns which curbs the crime but rather the proliferation of law abiding people.
Walter White December 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Yes, all those guns in Chicago are driving the crime rate down as we speak.
Barry A Clarke` December 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Hmmm, I wonder if President Obama will reduce his sentence?.............
Benny G. December 20, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Barry, maybe Putin will as well. What a bizarre story. An Israeli born Highland Parker becomes radicalized to this degree. Just amazing.
Bill Fischer December 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Hells bells we have a president that is sending arm to Al Queda and other assorted terrorist. Its just a matter of time before those will be used on Americans and anyone else they can get in their sights.
Andreas Timmerman December 20, 2013 at 12:56 PM
to harsh punishment I maybe think...
Dmize Wickedshitspittafrom Newmexico December 20, 2013 at 02:35 PM
so he was busted aiding a CIA created organization that is "antiamerican"? you know why he's in jail? to shut him up. wake up people. YOUR GOVERNMENT IS AGAINST YOU. THEY ARE AL QUAIDA THEY ARE THE TALIBAN. THEY ARE MASS MURDERERS. THEY ARE CROOKS. THEY WANT YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES DEAD. THEY ARE THE DOMESTIC ENEMIES YOU WERE WARNED ABOUT.
Dan Cox December 20, 2013 at 03:54 PM
A City Council that violates your Constitutional Rights while harboring a Terrorist, Hmmm
Benny G. December 20, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Dan, how was HP "harboring" this guy? Why are you such a Round Lake white trash imbecile?
AK December 21, 2013 at 07:56 AM
FEDs acted as Taliban set up 5 Africans, 2 naturalized US citizens (former Israeli and Iranian). I am pretty sure I watch it on Sons of Anarchy couple seasons ago. Only here no one had any drugs or weapons and they all went to jail.
Dan Cox December 21, 2013 at 09:01 AM
AK, It is like Highland Park Mayor and City Council that Passed an AWB... we need to expose the enemy and then deal with them accordingly.
AK December 21, 2013 at 09:39 AM
OK, I got your point and earlier this morning I posted my opinion on this subject on the other board. And couple weeks ago I believe I suggested writing series of gun articles 1)guns, 2)guns and commies, 3)commies and guns, 4)commies. BTW, while in high school on the other side of the world it was mandatory for us to learn how to take apart and put together AK-47 and 9 mm gun. We were timed and got grades for it. Think 55 seconds for AK-47. No one cares, but city of Highland park. Think Washington.
Benny G. December 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM
In United States v. Cruikshank (1876), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that, "The right to bear arms is not granted by the Constitution; neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence" and limited the applicability of the Second Amendment to the federal government. In United States v. Miller (1939), the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government and the states could limit any weapon types not having a “reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia”. The City of HP has violated no one's rights. They have every right to BAN assault weapons per the Supreme Court so put a sock in it Cox you fool...
Bob Fell December 22, 2013 at 07:33 AM
sounds like Becca Robinson is quite a bigot. Leave it to a Becca or a Robinson to want more and more bigotry by any means necessary!!
Dan Cox December 22, 2013 at 07:57 AM
Benny G. Heller...The Second Amendment is an "Individuals Right". Also, if we are going to go by the Miller Ruling... I am entitled to Full Auto Machineguns, that would be necessary for the efficency any preservation of a State of Illinois Militia! A Class 3/4 Federal Firearms License is all that is required to legally own any Machinegun made. Here is a sock for you to chew on ...I drive through Highland Park at least twice a week with my unloaded Glock 9mm Pistol in a case, in my pants pocket and several magazines of ammo in the other pocket. I can do that "LEGALLY" and I can walk down your street with an unloaded... Semi-Automatic Sporting Rifle and several fully loaded 30 Round Magazines in the same case, "LEGALLY". So tell me something... how does your Mayor and City Council keep you safer by disarming you? The criminals can legally bring a "Banned gun" to your front door, but you can not own one... now that is being a second class and oppressed citizen.
Stu Pidasso December 22, 2013 at 09:26 AM
Sorry Becca, you cannot have any... LOSER, probably a wanna be that will NEVER be with that attitude...
Benny G. December 22, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Danny Dunce Cap- I don't have to "buy" the Miller ruling. The Supreme Court made it law...lol. You're travelin light Danny. You need to gear up bro...
Benny G. December 22, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Becca Robinson December 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM Sounds like these guys were quite well off anyway. Leave it to a Jew to want more and more by any means necessary. "Sounds like" Becca Bigot????... "and here's to you Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know--whoa whoa whoa"....LOL
Dan Cox December 22, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Benny G. you will have CCW License holders walking in H.P. with fully loaded guns by April of 2014... I will be one of them and I will be traveling heavy, Two Glock Model 26's, S&W Governor with 000 Buckshot and a 1911 .45 ACP for fun. I'll make a point of saying hi to you and asking if I'm printing. LOL
Dan Cox December 25, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Terrorist from Highland Park arrested..is what the heading of this article should have stated. But the writer is too sensitive to tell the story straight. The double talk and cover up of all that is wrong with Highland Park is a sad affair. The Mayor and City Council could burn the American Flag in the middle of street and Steve Sadin would report it as a symbol of their patriotism.
Stu Pidasso December 25, 2013 at 04:53 PM
So true........

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