Shimron’s lawyer: PM’s adviser did work for German co., but not on submarines

November 27, 2016 13:28

Top lawyer Jacob Weinroth tried to put to rest any charges in the submarine affair against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top adviser and family member David Shimron, noting that Shimron represented the German company involved in the saga, but not with regard to the submarines, in an interview with Channel 2 news on saturday night.

Weinroth also said that Shomron had represented the German firm Thyssenkrupp years before the submarine deal became an issue, trying to show that they brought him in without the deal in mind.   On Thursday, Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit said that he decided to open a preliminary investigation, though not yet a criminal probe, into the submarine affair after receiving new information.

The probe is seen by some as side-lining Shimron and potentially harming Netanyahu politically, though Mandelblit said that “in Israel, criminal investigations are not opened due to baseless speculation that someone committed a crime.”

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