Germany: German prosecutor closes bribery investigation into Submarine Affair

The German Federal Prosecutor on Wednesday closed criminal investigations surrounding the sale of submarines to Israel by German multinational conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG, the German Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bochum announced, according to German news portal t-online.

Case 3000, known in Israel as the Submarine Affair, has led to one of the most comprehensive and discussed corruption investigations in Israel’s history, and is still considered by many a burning issue on the national agenda, considering the possible security and political implications it holds.

Surrounding the sale of several submarines and warships to the Israeli government by ThyssenKrupp between 2009-2017, the investigation carried out by Israel’s crime and corruption unit Lahav 433 has found sufficient evidence of bribery, fraud and money laundering to indict several Israeli senior officials, including several close confidants to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the time.

The original full article can be found at jpost.com

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