19 people have been arrested by the Israel Police for fraud, tax evasion and money laundering. One of the companies believed to be involved in the affair is a public corporation.


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The Israel Police announced today (Monday) that 19 people were arrested on suspicion of committing fraud, tax evasion and money laundering worth hundreds of millions of shekels. According to the police, the affair includes an employment agency and a public corporation.

In addition to the 19 suspects who have been arrested, more people were taken in for questioning. Police officers searched the homes and offices of the suspects and collected documents. The Israel Police stressed that this is a Tax Authority, National Insurance Institute and Ministry of Economy joint operation.

“Due to the fact that one of the companies that is allegedly involved in this case is a public corporation, we informed the Israel Securities Authority, as required,” added the Israel Police.