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Police: Ron Lauder Says He Gave Netanyahu Gifts

The police have been waiting for five days for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to coordinate a time for him to be questioned over corruption allegations, but expect to send investigators to question him under caution in the next few days, TV reports said Saturday night. Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing. Read more

Assassination Attempt and Arrests In Paris Case of Arnaud Mimran

PARIS – French police carried out an arrest operation Monday morning in the wake of an assassination attempt on Sunday night of one of the central figures in the case dubbed the “fraud of the century.” Read more

French – Arnaud Mimran Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

A French court sentenced Arnaud Mimran, a tycoon who previously donated money to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to eight years in prison on fraud charges. Read more

Arnaud Mimran Behind ‘Sting of Century’ Claims He Gave Netanyahu $200k In 2009

PARIS – The transcript of Arnaud Mimran’s first interrogation in the case known as “the sting of the century” contradicts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that the only money he ever received from Mimran was a one-time donation of $40,000 in 2001. Read more

איך “העוקץ של המאה” נולד ברחוב הירקון

הוא מכונה “עד המפתח” או “העד המרכזי”. השופט מכנה אותו “החוזר בתשובה שראה את האור”, התובע מתאר אותו כ”חבר הקנוניה שהביע חרטה ומוכן לסייע לצדק להיעשות”. כולם מדברים עליו — הסנגורים בנאומיהם, הנאשמים בהצהרותיהם, העיתונאים בשיחות הרקע. Read more

Key Witness In French Tycoon Arnaud Mimran Fraud Case Is Holed Up In Tel Aviv Flat

PARIS – A key witness in a massive French fraud case known as the “sting of the century” is currently hiding out in Israel, a joint investigation by TOT and the French website Mediapart has discovered. Read more

PM’s Office: Netanyahu Received $40K From French Tycoon Arnaut Mimran In 2001

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received $40,000 in 2001 from Arnaut Mimran, a French tycoon on trial for fraud, a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday said. Read more

AG Orders Review of Millions Allegedly Transferred From French Billionaire To PM

The Justice Ministry confirmed on Sunday night that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has ordered a review of possibly non-reported millions in funds transferred from French billionaire Arno Mimran to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of the 2009 elections. Read more

French Prosecution Seeks Jail Terms For 12 Scammers; 5 Said To Be Living In Israel

Prosecutors in the Paris trial of Arnaud Mimran and 11 other men accused of carbon VAT fraud in a case referred to in France as the “heist of the century” made their closing arguments last Thursday. Read more