Six detained in submarine corruption case
Police on Monday detained six suspects for questioning in connection with an alleged corruption case that is rocking the foundations of Israels democracy.
The six are suspected of receiving bribes, money laundering, tax evasion and fraud.
Some of the suspects were described as civil servants, while others were said to have connections to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The case, dubbed Case 3000, alleges that leading Israeli officials received bribes in exchange for their promotion of the acquisition of a Dolphin-class submarine for Israels navy from the German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp.
Officials close to Netanyahu are suspected of using their ties to promote the deal, against the objections of Israels defense establishment and against the essential needs of the country.
ThyssenKrupp has been accused of bribing officials around the world to promote sales of its submarines. ■