Former Bank Hapoalim chairman to be indicted for fraud

September 5, 2011 13:28


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The State Attorney's Office announced on Monday that it intends to file an indictment against Dan Dankner, the former chairman of Bank Hapoalim, for suspected offenses of bribery, corruption, fraud and breach of trust in a corporation, money laundering and harming proper banking practices.

The prosecution also announced its intention to prosecute Dankner's former secretary, Hagit Malka, who is suspected of money laundering.

Allegations against Dankner center around misconduct during Bank Hapoalim's purchase of the Turkish Bank Positif during 2005-2008, together with the RP Group.

Dankner is alleged to have concealed the fact that the RP Group had business relations with the Elran Group, which is owned by Dankner's family.

Among other things, Dankner is alleged to have received a loan from the Dutch DHB Bank - owned by the same people as those who own Bank Positif. The loan was not reported but laundered through Malka's bank account.

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