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Israeli agent for German submarine builder to be paid ‘up to $30m’

German dolphin-class submarine supplied to the Israeli Defence Forces [File photo]
German dolphin-class submarine supplied to the Israeli Defence Forces [File photo]

The Israeli agent for the German company which built submarines for Israel has said that he will get between $10 and $30 million for negotiating the deal, an investigation for the German newspaper Handelsblatt revealed on Monday.

An informed source within the ThyssenKrupp Company told the newspaper that there were no indications of inappropriate or illegal activity by any of the experts involved in the Israeli deal. Nevertheless, following the latest media revelations, the company is planning to carry out a comprehensive investigation of its own.

According to Handelsblatt, ThyssenKrupp has apparently been involved in corrupt deals in several parts of the world.

A report written by a senior correspondent of the German newspaper, Martin Murphy, alleges that the lawyer of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu engineered the employment of Miki Ganor, who has been the representative of the German company in Israel since 2009. Murphy also claims that David Shamron attended at least one of the meetings between Ganor and the board of ThyssenKrupp.

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