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Angolagate --- Arcadi Gaydamak.

… Business tycoon Arcadi Gaydamak …. has also been embroiled in an investigation against him for alleged fraud and money-laundering through Bank Hapoalim. …

…. Gaydamak left France after many years, after an international arrest warrant was issued for him in connection with Angolagate, an arms-dealing scandal. He is wanted on two charges; illegal arms dealing with Angola, and tax evasion. France has unsuccessfully attempted to obtain his extradition from Israel, but this has been declined by the Israeli judiciary on the grounds that the factual allegations could not be considered as an offense under the laws of the extraditing country (in this case, Israel) at the time that they were allegedly committed, this being an international prerequisite of extradition, and that other alleged offenses, such as fiscal ones, are not extraditable by nature. …

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Business tycoon Arcadi Gaydamak:

… The billionaire reportedly is hoping that having Russian citizenship will make it difficult to extradite him to France, depending on a March 4 verdict in a French court over an arms-dealing affair.
Gaydamak is accused of illegally organizing the sale of Russian arms to Angola from 1993 to 2000 for $791 million. …

Israeli Corruption is ‘”none of Diaspora’s business”.

Corruption scandals are "none of Diaspora Jewry's business," Israel's prime minister ranted during discussion of a report assessing Israel's and the Jewish peoples' situation.

A string of corruption suspicions involving Israel’s Prime Minister Olmert.

… Of the various allegations against Olmert, the most detailed have come Talansky, a New York businessman who testified in an Israeli court that he handed envelopes stuffed with tens of thousands of dollars to Olmert before he became prime minister, in part to help finance a luxurious lifestyle of expensive hotels and fat cigars.

Olmert is also suspected of having double-billed trips abroad, pocketing the difference or financing trips for relatives. Other allegations include a shady real estate deal and questionable political appointments, all before he became premier following Ariel Sharon's debiliating stroke in January 2006. …

Madoff pleads guilty, jailed as flight risk.

NEW YORK (JTA) -- Bernard Madoff was ordered to jail as a potential flight risk after pleading guilty to 11 counts of fraud stemming from his $64 billion Ponzi scheme. ...


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Attorneys defending the former owners of the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Postville have now played the Holocaust card in a trial that has become a bizarre chess game of strategy and counterstrategy. ...


Israeli police say they have busted an international human trafficking ring that smuggled hundreds of eastern European women into Israel and forced them into prostitution.

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