Ofer Nimrodi arrested in Ronel Fisher affair

Ofer Nimrodi
Ofer Nimrodi

Former "Ma'ariv" owner Nimrodi allegedly sought information from the police about investigations into money laundering and security violations.

The bribery affair involving Adv. Ronel Fisher is increasingly proving to be a Pandora's box. Every day, new allegedly incriminating information is being released about well-known people suspected of giving bribes arranged by Fisher to Israel Police Superintendent Eran Malka, allegedly in exchange for information about cases involving them.

Today it was the turn of former press tycoon Ofer Nimrodi, 58, who was arrested yesterday by investigators of the Department of Internal Police Investigations responsible for the investigation and questioned under cautioned for many hours. Nimrodi's name is now cleared for publication.

The Jerusalem Magistrates Court yesterday extended Nimrodi's remand, but today he was released to house arrest for two days. Investigation of his case is continuing. At the same time, the fact that he was not brought to court for a further extension of his remand indicates that his involvement in the affair is limited, compared with other suspects.

Nimrodi's lawyers, Advocates Jacques Chen and Michal Rosen-Ozer, said, "Ofer Nimrodi answered all of the investigators' questions, and was released to his home at the end of questioning. Nimrodi does not oppose the publication of his name."

"The Illusionist Affair"

Nimrodi is suspected of seeking to obtain information from the police about the investigation into money laundering and security violations, about which he has already testified. This investigation, referred to as the "Illusionist Affair," involves suspicions that illegal gambling money was laundered through the purchase of securities of The Israel Land Development Company - Energy Ltd. (ILDC Energy) and other companies, among others by Givatayim businessman Roi Hayon, a forex trader.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on May 5, 2015

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Ofer Nimrodi
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