Gaydamak questioned for third time over money laundering suspicions

Russian Israeli billionaire tycoon Arkadi Gaydamak was interrogated by police over the allegations of money laundering for an hour and a half on Monday at the Serious and International Crime Unit's Petah Tikva headquarters. Gaydamak vehemently denies reports that, in 2000, he transferred nearly half a million shekels out of a Bank Hapoalim account as part of a larger money laundering plot. This is the third time Gayamak has been interrogated in what police say are efforts to "complete lines of inquiry." He was last questioned in May, and went on to accuse police of "personal and political persecution" after the interrogation session.