On 27 October, the Times of Israel reported that, following a FinCEN Files report that Israel Aerospace Industries paid suspicious sums to a reported slush fund for Azeri elites, a new report claims to reveal Russian involvement.  In September, it was reported thatIsrael’s largest aerospace manufacturer, IAI, transferred at least $155 million in 2012-2014 to 2 companies that were reportedly used as a secret slush fund for Azerbaijan’s kleptocratic elite.  Now a report from Russia claims that a second Israeli state-owned arms manufacturer, Israel Military Industries Ltd, transferred close to $5 million in 2017 to one of these 2 same “slush fund” companies.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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