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.
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