News Briefs

  1/28/2013, Shevat 17, 5773

11 in Fuel Business Arrested on Tax Charges

A months-long undercover operation by police and tax authorities culminated, Monday morning in the arrest of 11 people and the detention for questioning of others, most of them owners of fuel companies or fuel suppliers. They are accused of using fictitious deals and receipts to cheat the state out of hundreds of millions of shekels from fuel sales. More than 20 searches were made of houses and gas stations around the country.

The suspects face a hearing for extension of their remand, Monday afternoon in the Rishon Letzion Magistrates Court.