Two nabbed in 'Tiv Ta'am' blackmail scheme

October 21, 2007 22:01
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Less than a week after investigative journalist Rafi Ginat's Kolbotek program claimed to reveal shocking sanitation violations at the 'Tiv Ta'am' factory, police announced Sunday evening that they had arrested two private investigators under suspicion that they tried to blackmail the troubled company's owners. The investigation was initiated following a complaint issued by one of the partners leading 'Tiv Ta'am', and found evidence indicating that one day after Ginat's broadcast, one of the PI's had turned to the company's owners in a blackmail attempt. Police believe that the PI demanded that the partners pay him NIS 100,000 in order to prevent him from passing on additional damning information about the factory to Ginat's investigative team. Following the complaint, the International and Serious Crimes Unit carried out a brief undercover probe in which the complainant was instructed to cooperate with the blackmailers' demands. The complainant staged a "negotiation" with the alleged blackmailer, and the two decided upon an initial payment of NIS 50,000. At that point, the detectives, who had set up the exchange as an ambush, arrested the suspect, a 32-year-old resident of Elyachin. The PI's partner, a 60-year-old Hadera resident was also detained for investigation and the two were being questioned Sunday evening.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town