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Gaydamak Files Police Complaint Against Leviev

Jan 4, 2012 6:49 AM   By Avi Krawitz
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RAPAPORT... Arcadi Gaydamak has filed a complaint with Israeli police against Lev Leviev regarding their former diamond business partnership, Globes reported.

Gaydamak contends that Leviev has not paid him commissions and dividends on diamonds traded in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2004, with a value of $2 billion, the report stated.

Gaydamak previously filed a lawsuit against Leviev in London for failing to uphold their partnership. Gaydamak claimed that Leviev concealed the existence of a written contract signed between the two in which they had agreed to an equal profit share in the export of diamonds from Angola that Gaydamak had procured. 

"Leviev and his partner, Berel Lazar, Chabad’s chief rabbi in Russia, maliciously concealed the existence of the written contract,'' Globes quoted Gaydamak as saying. ''They subsequently fraudulently used the repercussions of the political persecution against me in France, and organized a campaign to smear me in the media, and made mendacious claims against me with the authorities in various countries around the world, in order to fraudulently take from me my substantial profits, which totaled billions of dollars over 12 years from various businesses related to Angola.''

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