On 22 january, the Real Deal and others reported that Geneva court has found Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz guilty of corruption, and sentenced to 5 years in jail for paying bribes to a Guinean public official in order to secure rights to an iron-ore mine.  The French-Israeli diamond tycoon has been convicted of corruption charges linked to mining rights deals in Guinea and multimillion dollar bribes to the country’s former first lady.

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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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