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Israeli probe finds Austrian billionaire behind illicit money transfer to Sharon family

Israeli probe finds Austrian billionaire behind illicit money transfer to Sharon family Investigation reveals Martin Schlaff is behind the $4.5m funneled to the former PM’s family; millions more went to company believed to be controlled by Lieberman.

VIENNA – Austrian billionaire Martin Schlaff is behind the transfer of $4.5 million to the bank accounts of Gilad and Omri Sharon, an investigation conducted by Israel’s national fraud squad has concluded.

The investigators are therefore recommending that Schlaff be indicted on bribery charges, and that Gilad and Omri, the sons of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, be charged with serving as conduits for a bribe.

The investigation began in 2003, but was only recently concluded. Its findings have been http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israeli-probe-finds-austrian-billionaire-behind-illicit-money-transfer-to-sharon-family-1.312606

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