World Chair of Keren Hayesod Named as Suspect in Israel Submarines Probe

Photo credit: Amos Ben Gershom / Israel GPO

A former minister and associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was named Monday as a suspect in the ongoing and ever-expanding corruption investigation into the multi-million-dollar purchase of naval vessels from Germany.

Eliezer (Moodi) Sandberg, who served short stints as minister of science and technology and minister of national infrastructure in 2003 and 2004, was questioned at the police’s anti-corruption unit Lahav 433 in Lod on Monday morning before being formally arrested on suspicion of fraud, breach of trust, and conspiring to commit a crime.

Sandberg declined to comment Monday on the investigation and his role in the purchase of the naval vessels.

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