A former minister and associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was named Monday as a suspect in the ongoing and ever-expanding corruption investigation into the multi-million-dollar purchase of naval vessels from Germany.
German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp has frozen its relationship with their representative in Israel, businessman Miki Ganor.
One of the more curious and perhaps more serious aspects of the submarine affair is the Israeli approval given to Germany to sell advanced submarines to Egypt as well.
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 a former IDF major general Eliezer Marom for questioning on Tuesday as part of investigations into corruption surrounding the procurement of submarines and patrol ships from German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp—the so-called Case 3000.
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.
Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon believes that charges will be filed in the German submarines affair.
Israel’s Attorney General has ordered an investigation into the purchase of German submarines months after it emerged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attorney represented the German firm involved in the $1.5 billion deal.
ThyssenKrupp, the German maker of Israel’s new fleet of submarines, has been the victim of a “massive” cyberattack, the company said Thursday.
An Iranian state-owned firm has substantial shares in the German shipping giant that is supplying the Israeli navy with submarines, a newspaper in Israel reported.