Businessman Shimon Menahem, the former head of the Scorpio real estate division of Scorpio BSG Ltd., has been identified as the business executive who was arrested upon arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Thursday.
Police arrested a businessman close to billionaire Beny Steinmetz Thursday night when he landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on his return from an overseas trip.
Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz, prominent political consultant Tal Silberstein and four other businessmen were arrested Monday over allegedly using fake contracts to move and launder money.
Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz, a well-known strategic adviser and three other businessmen were detained for questioning under caution on Monday over allegedly using fake contracts to move and launder money.
The UK’s anti-fraud investigating body said Monday it is probing Rio Tinto’s dealings in Guinea involving the giant Simandou iron ore project.
e are Israelis and we know how to fight. We are not going to let it go.” Beny Steinmetz’s words to a tribunal in Paris two weeks ago capped a colourful testimony via videolink from Israel.
Asher Avidan was the top official in Guinea for Steinmetz’s BSG Resources, which is accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes in 2008 to win the right to mine part of the West African country’s giant Simandou iron-ore deposit.
The Telegraph newspaper reported that Steinmetz blamed Soros’ advice to Guinean president Alpha Condé for the mess BSGR is in.
Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz has labelled George Soros “nuts” and accused him of trying to upset his hopes of developing the Simandou iron ore mine in Guinea, according to a report in London’s The Telegraph newspaper.
BSG Resources, the mining arm of tycoon Beny Steinmetz’s empire, may have to pay as much as $1.2 billion to Vale (NYSE:VALE), its former partner in the massive Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, after choosing to skip a related arbitration hearing in London.