Alleged Organ-Selling Individual Received Donations From Madoff


madoffThe alleged organ-selling individual busted as part of the wide-ranging corruption probe headed a Brooklyn charity that received dirty donations from yet another disgrace – of all people – Bernard Madoff. The individual ran a Brooklyn charity branch, a volunteer group that purports to help sickly children. Before Madoff was busted as one of the biggest scammers in history, his $19 million family foundation donated tens of thousands of dollars over several years to the charitable group, records show. The individual was arrested last week as part of a massive FBI sting after allegedly being caught on tape offering to sell a kidney for $160,000.

“I am what you call a matchmaker,” Rosenbaum told an FBI informant trying to broker a deal.

The individual said he had brokered “quite a lot” of illegal organ deals, according to a criminal complaint.

The charity’s sister organization in Israel also has ties to the selling of organs. That group was partially run by a retired banker, who a year ago helped sick Israelis find organ donors in the Philippines, according to reports.

{NY Post/ Newscenter}