‘Israeli' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyer David Shimron is the unnamed attorney with close ties to the premier who was questioned under caution in recent days in connection with the submarine affair, Zionist police said Wednesday.
Shimron is a suspect in "Case 3000," in which authorities are investigating possible corruption and bribery involved in multi-billion shekel naval deals with German shipbuilding company ThyssenKrupp.
He is currently under house arrest.
Shimron's name has been widely linked with the case for several months, but following his rest his name was barred from publication. The gag order was lifted Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday police also placed the former commander of the Zionist Navy under house arrest, after questioning him for hours on charges of receiving bribes in the case. Maj. Gen. [res] Eliezer Marom will remain confined to his home until Thursday.
Marom and Shimron are among six suspects brought in for questioning as part of the ongoing investigation. They are suspected of attempting to sway deals in favor of ThyssenKrupp. Two other suspects are former deputy head of the National Security Council Avriel Bar-Yosef and ThyssenKrupp's ‘Israeli' agent Miki Ganor.
The suspects were questioned under caution for more than 12 hours on suspicions of fraud, bribery, tax evasion and money laundering.
Meanwhile, police are planning to summon Netanyahu to testify on what he knows about the issue.
The ‘Israeli'-German deals came under intense scrutiny late last year, after it was revealed by Channel 10 news that Shimron had also served as ThyssenKrupp agent Ganor's lawyer in the deal, where the German company was awarded the contracts for building the Zionist entity's submarines and naval attack boats.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team