NEW YORK – A landlord has been indicted after prosecutors say he planted a homemade bomb to try to kill a tenant he wanted to evict from a commercial building in Brooklyn. The tenant lost a leg in the blast.
Prosecutors say 38-year-old Yung Tang placed the bomb in a bag next to Israel Halberstam's minivan while it was parked by Halberstam's Brooklyn home in March 2002. The bag exploded when Halberstam tried to move it.
Prosecutors say Tang wanted Halberstam dead because he owed about $100,000 in rent on a showroom for his electronics business.
It's not clear whether Tang has a lawyer. No telephone number could be found for his Greenwood Lake home.
Charges against Tang include attempted murder, assault and arson. If convicted, he faces up to 50 years in prison.