Israeli Husband and Wife have secular divorce.
Wife seeks a Jewish divorce, called a get.
Husband refuses, in effect shackling Wife to him and blocking any remarriage in her faith.
Husband heads to Brooklyn.
And a New Jersey Rabbi, looking out for Wife, allegedly arranges for Husband to be kidnapped and roughed up in an effort to secure Wife’s get.
Husband grants Wife the get.
The Rabbi allegedly is no longer satisfied with just that, and tries to extort $100,000 for Wife from Husband’s father.
Now Rabbi and his wife face a federal prosecution on charges of kidnapping and coercion, which could culminate in life imprisonment if they are convicted.