Yossef Dahan came to the United States more than 10 years ago, but now, because of a woman and an arrest, he can hardly wait to return to his native Israel.
That is also what the judge in his case wants.
“You better get out of this country in 60 days,” said Judge Dale Cathell in Circuit Court in Snow Hill on Monday, after Dahan pleaded guilty to transporting untaxed cigarettes. In exchange for the guilty plea, he was not prosecuted for possessing unstamped cigarettes.
Dahan, 60, was living in Brooklyn, N.Y., when a woman somehow took “quite a bit of his money,” defense attorney Julie Guyer told the court. “He determined this might be an opportunity to make some money.”