2 rabbis among 10 men arrested in plot to kidnap, torture men to force them to agree to divorce

Two rabbis are among 10 men who appeared in federal court Thursday, charged in a religious divorce plot. The FBI says the men plotted to

Two rabbis are among 10 men who appeared in federal court Thursday, charged in a religious divorce plot.

Two rabbis are among 10 men who appeared in federal court Thursday, charged in a religious divorce plot. (10/10/13)

TRENTON - Two rabbis are among 10 men who appeared in federal court Thursday, charged in a religious divorce plot.

The FBI says the men plotted to kidnap the husband of an undercover cop to force him to grant a religious divorce. Eight of the suspects were arrested at a Middlesex County warehouse where the victim was supposed to be tortured.

The suspects allegedly charged families up to $50,000 to intimidate husbands into agreeing to get divorces.

Under Jewish law, a woman may not file for divorce in the religious court unless her husband agrees.

As part of the investigation, the FBI also raided a Yeshiva in Rockland County. Investigators say it's where a lot of the meeting and planning happened.

All 10 suspects have been denied bail. The next hearing is scheduled for Friday.

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