Israeli State Witness In Submarine Graft Probe Moved To Safe House

Police have reportedly moved to a safe house the state’s witness in an investigation into suspected corruption in a multi-billion-shekel deal to purchase naval vessels from Germany, due to concerns for his safety. Read more

Israeli Mafia: Asi Abutbul Indicted For Two Old Unsolved Murders

Crime boss Asi Abutbul was indicted Tuesday for the murder nine years ago of attorney Yoram Hakham—who served as his lawyer at the time—and for the murder of another person named Arthur Rosen. Read more

Victim of Ultra-Orthodox Baby Trafficker Recounts Tribulations

Haim Aharon Yosefi, the ultra-Orthodox businessman suspected of baby trafficking and aiding and abetting Haredi draft dodgers, recently recounted his modus operandi to undercover reporters from Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth. Read more

Netanya Deputy Mayor Arrested on Suspicion of Bribery

Deputy Mayor of Netanya, Rabbi Shimon Sher, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of bribery, fraud and breach of trust while executing his duties, Israeli media reported. Read more

Lakewood Rabbi At SCHI Charged With Stealing Wants Evidence Tossed

NEW BRUNSWICK The attorney for a rabbi charged with stealing $630,000 in public tuition funds through a Lakewood special-needs school says the evidence against Osher Eisemann was obtained from raids through overly broad search warrants and should be thrown out. Read more

Police Nab Man Suspected of Blackmailing Israeli Bank

The Israel police arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of extortion against one of the largest banks in Israel, as well as several other large companies. Read more

Gilbert Chikli Arrested In Ukraine

A huckster sentenced for tricking dozens of French banks and businesses into handing over millions of euros has been arrested in Ukraine after a hunt lasting more than two years. Read more

Former Chief Rabbi Bakshi-Doron Sentenced In Corruption Case

Former Chief Rabbi of Israel Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron was sentenced Thursday to probation and ordered to pay a NIS 250,000 fine after having been convicted of fraudulently obtaining benefits, providing false identification and breach of trust. Read more

Officials Of Satmar Central United Talmudic Academy Indicted In $3 Million Fraud Scheme

Two Brooklyn yeshiva directors stand accused of defrauding a national school lunch program of millions by claiming they’d provided meals to students that never got served, prosecutors announced Thursday. Read more

Israeli Billionaire Beny Steinmetz Arrested

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. Read more