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French fraudster linked to Netanyahu jailed over vast tax scheme

Press TV – July 7, 2016

A French court has sentenced to eight years in jail a tycoon, who previously made unrelated donations to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, over a massive fraud scheme.

Arnaud Mimran was convicted of fraud on Thursday and sentenced to eight years in prison and one million-euro fine for the 2008-2009 fraud, which French authorities say resulted in a major tax shortfall.

Mimran has been on trial as a key suspect in a 283 million-euro scam in the trade and taxation of carbon emissions permits.

cb1afe6c-434d-41db-a2c8-b87be0cbbe79Ten other defendants were also given prison terms ranging from one to eight years and six were also fined 1 million euros. All the defendants were convicted of aggravated fraud and money-laundering.

Half of the defendants were tried in absentia and one person was acquitted.

The tax scam case has been described as “the heist of a century” by French authorities.

During his trial, the French magnate also testified that on another occasion he had gave 1 million euros to Netanyahu’s election campaign.

Netanyahu’s office has denied any campaign payments and said the contribution was made in 2001 to a fund used while he held no office.

Mimran was convicted of tax offenses in France in the late 1990s as well.

Meanwhile, Israel’s police are reportedly probing whether the prime minister had received illegal contributions from foreign businessmen during his current tenure.

Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, have become embroiled in a series of controversies about how their wealthy lifestyle is funded.

July 9, 2016 - Posted by | Corruption, Deception, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , ,


  1. 1 million euro fine in a 283 million euro scandal–the cost of doing business.

    Comment by rediscover911com | July 9, 2016 | Reply

  2. There seems to be a pattern here. Massive financial crimes in New York city, London, and now, France(and presumably elsewhere).
    Tax Havens all over the World, vacuuming up Billions(Trillions?) of pre-tax dollars(while almost every economy on Earth are experiencing “revenue droughts”, which allows governments to blame ‘Socialism’ and welfare recipients for ‘wrecking the economy’.

    Credit ratings agencies endorsing ‘dodgy’ products, and being complicit in the crimes.

    Laundering of Billions of dollars of illegal drug proceeds(apparently not noticed by “The War on Drugs”).

    Massive financial corruption in Washington where it is safe to say, the Congress(and upper tiers of government) have been bought.(and presumably in the city of London), and elsewhere.

    All this facilitated by the International Banking system, which is unable to trace the destination of drug proceeds, or illegal tax evasion.

    How come the CIA, FBI, MI5 and MI6 have not noticed this activity, but seemingly can monitor all activities of American(and World) citizens via the NSA mega data collection system???

    The honest, hard working citizens of this world are being drowned in bullsh!t

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | July 9, 2016 | Reply

    • That’s why they call it the Free World. It’s free for their taking.

      Comment by aletho | July 9, 2016 | Reply

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