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Israeli Diamond Cutters Indicted for $600K Fraud

Jun 18, 2008 4:36 AM   By Avi Krawitz
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RAPAPORT... Israel’s district attorney’s office served an indictment against two local diamond dealers accused of stealing diamonds to the value of $600,000, Ynet News reported.

The two men, Moti Weisbrot and Amos Sulimani, were arrested earlier in June for posing as representatives of jewelry companies, Bulgari, Chopard and other big industry names. Police had started investigating the scam in January after receiving complaints from employees in the Ramat Gan bourse.

Ynet cited the indictment notice as saying the men sent emails under the fake names of Giovanni Zaka and Jean Pierre Belman, requesting that Israeli diamantaires send diamonds to cutters and polishers Weisbrot and Sulimani, with the view of subsequently purchasing them.

After receiving the stones, the two men claimed they had sent the goods to Italy and therefore allegedly pocketed the diamonds without paying for them.

According to the indictment notice, Ynet continued, the men received three diamonds worth a total $300,000, and another valued at $290,000, but failed to secure another diamond worth $300,000.

Police earlier reported that Bulgari and Chopard denied any knowledge or connection with the men.
Tags: Bulgari, Israel, Jewelry
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Israeli Diamond Cutters Indicted for $600K Fraud
Jun 19, 2008 4:43AM    By Daniel Katz
iSRAEL HAS A DIFFICULT ENOUGH TIME DEALING WITH ANTI SEMITES WORLD WIDE. THIS SORT OF BEHAVIOUR PROVIDES THE AMMUNITION ANTI SEMITES THRIVE UPON.
IT'S BAD ENOUGH THEY ARE INVOLVED IN THE GIA BRIBERY SCANDAL NOW THIS. WHAT A DISGRACE AND WHAT AN EXAMPLE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD NOT TO MENTION THE BETRAYAL TO ALL THOSE JEWS OUTSIDE ISRAEL WHO SUPPORT THEM.
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