Police question an IDF major general (res) in “submarine affair”

Early Tuesday, police brought in for questioning a former IDF major general and impounded his bank accounts as part of their ongoing investigation into suspected bribes in the “submarine affair.” It was earlier reported that the police sought former Navy Commander Maj. Gen.(res)  Zvi Marom for questioning. Six suspects detained earlier this week include former national security council deputy head  Avriel Bar-Yosef; Michael Ganor, a former officer who went into business and was closely involved in the deal for the purchase of naval vessels from the German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp; the firm’s local representative, and a lawyer close to prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu. They are under suspicion of crimes including bribery, fraud, tax offences and money laundering over the deal for the purchase of three submarines from Germany. Police asked to remand Ganor in custody for another four days to prevent him from obstructing justice. The lawyer was released to house detention.  Financial and tax crime prosecutors are part of the investigating team.


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