Dec 06, 2019 07:13 UTC
  • Israeli attorney general indicts Netanyahu’s lawyer for money laundering

The Israeli prosecutor's office has announced that it intends to file an indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's personal lawyer for money laundering charges.

According to Press TV, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said on Thursday that he would indict David Shimron for bribery in a corruption case dubbed “The Submarine Affair," which involved the purchase of military submarines and vessels designed by German firm Thyssenkrupp for a total sum of around two billion euros.

The case entailed two deals signed by Israel and the German shipbuilder, one involving the purchase of three submarines for 1.5 billion euros and missile boats for protecting gas drilling platforms at 430 million euros.

Mandelblit said charges were also expected against businessman Michael Ganor who represented Thyssenkrupp in the Occupied Palestine, and former Head of the Israeli Navy Eliezer Marom.

The Israeli police announced in November 2018 that it had enough evidence to charge a number of suspects, including Shimron, who is also Netanyahu's cousin.

The premier had been questioned over the case but no charges were brought. 

The Israeli attorney general announced last month charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust against Netanyahu in three different corruption cases, dubbed Cases 1000, 2000 and 4000.

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