An executive in an Israeli construction firm was arrested in Bulgaria on Thursday at the request of Guatemalan authorities over suspicions he paid millions of dollars in bribes to a Guatemalan minister in order to secure government construction contracts for his company.
Azaria Levy, 70, was detained by Bulgarian authorities at the request of Interpol in the Black Sea coastal city of Varna after stepping off a flight from Israel.
Levy is an executive in SBI, Solel Boneh’s overseas arm, a subsidiary of the Israeli construction firm Shikun & Binui. The company has built roads, power plants and other projects throughout Africa, Latin America and elsewhere.
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