Police say a close confidante of his, who mysteriously disappeared several months ago, is suspected of laundering money.


Lieberman Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2

The ongoing Yisrael Beteynu mega-corruption scandal is getting closer to party leader Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Earlier today the police announced that Michael Falkov, one of Lieberman’s consilieris was involved in money laundering, in order to recycle monies deriving from bribes and sweeteners, primarily via an on line money laundering operation. 

Six months ago, Poliakov disappeared without a trace. According to several reports, he may have been murdered. So far neither the Israeli police nor Interpol have obtained any hard evidence confirming he is dead. Investigators are also examining the possibility his death might have been faked, either because he feared assassiantion or arrest..