Miki Ganor might become state's witness in German subs case

July 17, 2017 16:25

The Israel representative of the German shipbuilder Thyssen- Krupp, suspected of bribing officials involved in the Israeli navy's purchasing process, is negotiating becoming a state witness in the affair.

Israeli businessman Miki Ganor is in advanced stages of negotiations concerning becoming a state witness in the German submarine case. Ganor, who represented the German shipbuilder Thyssen- Krupp, is now represented by attorney Eli Zohar after his previous attorney Nati Simhoni quit.

Ganor is suspected of bribing former OC Navy V.-Adm. (res.) Eliezer Marom in order to gain his support in winning a 1.2 bn Euro deal. The main question is what incriminating evidence Ganor obtains and against whom.

Ganor's previous attorney Nati Simhoni claimed during a previous discussion about prolonging his client's arrest that he "did not give bribes to anyone. He got the position of the Israeli representative of the German shipbuilder without needing anyone's help." He also alluded to Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid's statement that this is the biggest corruption affair in the history of Israel by saying that, "elected officials are talking without any information on the case." 

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