The submarine affair: two more brought in for questioning, as circle of suspects continues to expand
Former Israeli minister arrested for taking bribes in 'submarine affair'
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Analysis / The missing piece in the submarine puzzle: What did the politicians know?
Israel's "submarine affair" continues to develop as additional suspects are brought in for police questioning as part of the investigation. At least ten high-powered individuals have been identified as involved in the scandal, including very close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A multimillion dollar submarine deal with German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp is the focus of a police investigation, which is probing possible wrongdoing involving Netanyahu's personal lawyer and German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp's local representative. The case, called Case 3000 by police, was based around the 2 billion Euro deal to purchase three submarines and four patrol boats intended to protect Israel's offshore natural gas platforms.
In July, Miki Ganor turned state's evidence; Ganor is a businessman who served as ThyssenKrupp's local representative. Ganor was arrested in the first round of arrests, along with Netanyahu's personal attorney David Shimron, and Avriel Bar-Yosef, former deputy head of the National Security Council.
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