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Billionaire Beny Steinmetz is prime suspect in scheme involving use of fake documents in real estate deals abroad, police say; four others also raided, including former top banker.

Steinmetz, who made billions as a diamond and mining magnate, was arrested and accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes in the Republic of Guinea in exchange for advancing his business interests in the country.

The investigation is being carried out in cooperation with international law enforcement bodies as well as the Israel Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prohibition Authority, tax authorities, and the State Prosecutor’s international crime unit, police said.

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