Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s personal lawyer was due to earn tens of millions of shekels from an agreement, since suspended, to buy three submarines from Germany. That, according to statements reportedly made to the Israel Police by a state’s witness in the case.
Israel Police now suspect that Attorney Ronen Shemer, who worked at the legal firm of Miki Ganor, shredded and removed documents pertaining to current police investigation focused on the allegedly corrupt submarine deal with German company Thyssenkrupp, in what is being referred to as “Case 3000.” Shemer denied the allegations, as his remand in police…
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyer David Shimron is the unnamed attorney with close ties to the premier who was questioned under caution in recent days in connection with the so-called submarine affair, police said Wednesday.
Police detained six people for questioning on Monday morning, including a number of former senior public officials, suspected of corruption in the potentially fraudulent purchase of naval vessels from Germany.
On Monday, the administration of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied allegations of impropriety in the procurement of four surface craft from German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp.
Miki Ganor, the Israeli representative of the German company selling submarines to Israel, will receive some 10-30 million euros for brokering the deal, according to Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper, which previously reported on corruption at the firm, ThyssenKrupp.