‘Former senior IDF officer among suspects. Charges include fraud, money laundering, breach of trust. Police cite ‘systematic criminal conduct, deep corruption.’
The corruption unit of the Israel Police arrested 13 people on Wednesday following a months-long undercover investigation at government-owned Israel Aerospace Industries. Among those arrested are a former senior Israel Defense Force officer who is on the IAI’s board of directors, as well as IAI employees and staff of private companies that provide services to the aviation firm.
The case, dubbed Case 630, centers around ties between individuals at IAI and senior executives at outside firms. The suspicion is that higher ups at IAI rigged the bidding process in favor of the firms in exchange for bribe money that was allegedly laundered by a bank employee.’