Chairman of Housing and Construction Company Moshe Lahmani was arrested for questioning

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 by Ifi Reporter

Chairman of Housing and Construction Company Moshe Lahmani was arrested for questioning in the bribery affair with Africa. He was brought to court and sent to house arrest for five days. He was also charged a guarantee. The court did not accept the police's request to extend his detention by four days.
The investigation was carried out within the framework of an investigation conducted by the National Fraud Investigation Unit at Lahav 433 in cooperation with the Israel Securities Authority, concerning the bribery of a foreign public servant in Shikun & Binui. The company reported that senior officers of the company had been detained for questioning, but did not specify who was involved.
Shikun & Binui, builds projects in Israel and around the world. According to suspicions, bribes were allegedly transferred to foreign government officials, while additional offenses were committed. It is suspected that the bribe payments were intended to enable the execution of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction projects in Kenya.
The former director general Ofer Kotler, the company's auditor, Rubi Lazarov, Shikun & Binui's internal auditor Avraham Admoni and an engineer at the company, were arrested and sent to house arrest. After the judge did not accept the police's request to arrest her. In addition, Dan Shaham, who was the manager of the Kenya branch of the company, was investigated in the case
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The catalyst for the investigation was a suit filed by Shai Skaff, former CFO of Kenya. Skap claims that Shikun & Binui refrains from paying his salary, and even uses a series of pressure and threats against him to prevent him from defending his rights. In the lawsuit, Skaf explained that this is a direct continuation of Shikun U'Binui's harassment and abuse of him, after exposing serious acts of corruption allegedly committed by managers of companies in the Group over many years and on a large scale.
Recently, Arison Investments sold the controlling interest in the company to businessman Nati Sayidoff for NIS 1.1 billion. The deal is not yet complete


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