Namibia Extradites Jacob “Kobi” Alexander for Securities Fraud For Which He Pleads Guilty

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Friday, September 23, 2016
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 
On August 24, 2016, Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, an Israeli national, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud for his role in a stock options backdating scheme involving Comverse Technologies Inc. (Comverse).  After a bail hearing, the court ordered him detained. On August 22, 2016, Namibia ordered him extradited, after ten years of fugitivity, mostly in Namibia.