2 ex-soccer players arrested in money laundering probe

January 18, 2011 15:49

Two former soccer players were among 10 suspects arrested on Tuesday in central Israel as part of a police and Tax Authority investigation into an alleged money laundering scam, involving an estimated 44 million shekels.

The undercover investigation, led by the police's National Economic Crimes Unit and the Lahav 433 Unit and Tax Authority investigators, centered on suspicions of failing to report profits and laundering cash through currency exchange shops in the Gush Dan area.

Homes of suspects were searched, as well as currency exchange shops. Police seized safes, checks, cash and document.

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