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Tax Authority questions Sherf, Henefeld over Moni Fanan affair

October 26, 2009 23:45

Tax Authority questions

Moni Fanan 88

Moni Fanan 88. (photo credit:)

Just a few hours after attending Moni Fanan's memorial service on Monday, Israel national team coach Tzvika Sherf and former Maccabi Tel Aviv star Nadav Henefeld were questioned by investigators at the Tax Authority offices in Tel Aviv in connection with Fanan's alleged private investment fund. Following the former Maccabi Tel Aviv team manager's suicide last Monday it was widely reported that a fund, for which he had recruited a number of investors including ex-basketball players and coaches, had failed, leaving him in millions of shekels of debt. The Tax Authority announced last week it will look into the "private bank," with Maccabi's operations manager, Ami Biton, the first to be interrogated in connection with the scandal on Sunday. It had been alleged Biton was in charge of distributing envelopes filled with cash for Fanan among his different clients. Sherf, who coached Tel Aviv for 10 seasons during the 1980s and 1990s, as well as guiding the team in the second half of the 2007/08 season, was a good friend of Fanan's. Henefeld, who played at Maccabi for 12 consecutive seasons (1990-2002), was also known to have had a close relationship with Fanan. After missing the funeral due to Maccabi's US tour, club chairman Shimon Mizrahi, captain Derrick Sharp and team manager Gur Shelef all represented the yellow-and-blue at Monday's memorial service.

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