Six Arrested in Major Laundering, Extortion Case Linked to Israeli Soccer

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Six people were arrested Monday and six more detained for questioning in a major money laundering and extortion case linked to Israeli soccer.

Police revealed few details in the case, which has been pursued in secrecy until Monday morning’s arrests, but an unconfirmed report in Hebrew-language outlets indicated that one of the suspects is an owner of an Israeli soccer team.

The suspects are believed to have defrauded investors in real estate transactions, among other businesses, of hundreds of millions of shekels, according to reports.

The charges in the case, which has ensnared attorneys and businesspeople, include aggravated fraud, criminal conspiracy, extortion, income tax crimes, and money laundering.

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