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FBI: NJ couple kidnapped Israeli to force divorce
NJ couple charged with kidnapping Israeli man who refused to give wife religious divorce
By The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) ' The FBI says a New Jersey couple abducted an Israeli man, beat him and threatened to bury him alive if he didn't give his wife a religious divorce.

Federal authorities say the victim had refused to give his wife a "get," or a divorce sanctioned by the Rabbinical Court, preventing her from remarrying.

The victim left Israel for the United States. Authorities say David and Judy Wax, of Lakewood, N.J., kidnapped him, robbed him and forced him to say he would grant the divorce.

David Wax is also accused of threatening to have the victim's father killed if he didn't pay the wife $100,000.

Defense attorney Steven Secare (SEE'-care) says Judy Wax will plead not guilty Monday in federal court. It isn't clear if David Wax has an attorney.

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