J'lem gas stations cheated customers

Station owners held for allegedly embezzling NIS 100m, diluting gasoline.

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
October 24, 2006 19:30
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Jerusalem police on Tuesday arrested four city gas station owners who allegedly diluted gasoline and sold it to consumers across the city at regular pump prices in a NIS 100 million embezzlement scam, police said. The four men, who are also suspected of carrying out a massive money-laundering and bribery scam involving public officials, sold the diluted gasoline to at least 11 gas stations in and around the city, Jerusalem police said in a statement on the case. Chemical tests carried on the substandard gasoline during the police investigation - which was dubbed 'what's burning' - determined that the diluted gasoline included 70 percent petrol, and 30 percent raw materials. Police detained 14 people for questioning during the investigation. The four primary Jewish suspects in the case were remanded in custody by a Jerusalem court late Tuesday for four to eight days. They denied the charges against them. News of the gasoline fraud case came just one day after police announced that the longtime Israeli director of an American-funded Jerusalem center for blind children is suspected of embezzling at least NIS 3.5 million from the organization over the last four years.

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