Region: Israel

People News: trio of White House lawyers leave for private practice

In the latest roundup, three former White House officials have departed for private practice, and firms have recruited ex-enforcement officials from the SEC and the Manhattan federal prosecutor’s office.

07 October 2022

Steinmetz “at the heart” of mining company accused of corruption

Brazilian mining company Vale has told a London court that controversial Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz lied that his eponymous company did not pay bribes to secure lucrative mining licences in Guinea.

26 January 2022

Beny Steinmetz arrested in Greece

Greek authorities have arrested Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz after he was convicted in Romania of bribing local officials.

10 December 2021

Judge scolds investors’ bribery lawsuit: “That theory is incredible”

Investors sued a US company after it bought an Israeli business that allegedly engaged in widespread bribery. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit, saying it was “stitched together by tissue paper-thin” allegations.

31 March 2021

Mossad director urged Trump administration to ease Gertler sanctions

19 March 2021

Israel asks Switzerland for tax data on citizens and related companies

08 March 2021

Australian tax agency reaches $105 million settlement with Israeli banks

Israeli lender Israel Discount Bank and its subsidiary, Mercantile Discount Bank, have agreed to pay $105 million to settle claims they helped a wealthy Australian family evade income tax.

01 February 2021

Germany shuts down investigation into ThyssenKrupp submarine deal

Prosecutors in Bochum have ended a bribery investigation into individuals connected to engineering company ThyssenKrupp’s $2.3 billion submarine deal with Israel.

14 January 2021

Steinmetz bribery trial to begin in Switzerland

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz will face charges that he paid bribes to secure mining rights in Guinea’s Simandou region in the first international corruption case brought to trial by the Geneva public prosecutor’s office.

07 January 2021

Israel defence ministry to investigate submarine deal

20 November 2020

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