47th Street Shocked by Dealer’s Arrest

People on 47th Street were shocked by the arrest of an elderly gem dealer in conjunction with a scheme to sell missiles to terrorists. Yehuda Abraham, 76, of Ambuy Gem Corp., was arrested in August and charged with conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, a felony. Court papers allege Abraham agreed to transmit $30,000 passed on to him by an associate without the proper license. The case made headlines because it was linked to an alleged terrorist plot to shoot down commercial airliners. But a closer look at the case shows there never was any set plot, and ABC recently ran a piece saying there might be "less to [the case] than meets the eye." British arms dealer Hemant Lakhani, one of the three people arrested, is accused of trying to sell a terrorist a missile that could bring down a commercial airplane. Yet the "terrorist" he allegedly approached was a coo

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