Owner of Israeli Soccer Team Arrested for Tax Dodging, Money-laundering

Among eight suspects arrested in fraud case Monday, some are known for underworld connections

Eight Israelis, including the owner of a national league soccer team, were arrested Monday on suspicion of tax dodging, conspiracy to commit a crime, money-laundering and fraud.

Some of the suspects are known for their underworld connections and some are involved in gambling. The names of the suspected are under a court gag order.

The eight are suspected of laundering ill-gotten gains through legally incorporated companies.

In parallel with their arrest, the police raided their homes and offices.

The owner of the soccer team also engages in the restaurant business.

All the suspects will be brought before a judge today to have their detention extended.