Canadian billionaire Nathan Jacobson, a close associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is the man behind the deposit of more than half a million shekels (some $140,000) into the bank account of former Netanyhu’s chief of staff, Ari Harow.
Channel 10 News reported on Saturday night that Nathan Jacobson, who made his fortune in online credit payment services, deposited the sum to 3H Global account, the company Harow established in 2010, only two days after He ended a stint as PM Netanyahu’s chief of staff.
The invoice for the payment claimed it was for “consulting,” published by Yedioth published.
Contact with the mogul was established when Harow still served in an official capacity at the Prime Minister’s Office.
“Their relationship was aimed at promoting the businessman’s affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office,” a sources told Ynet News.
Harow asked Jacobson to forward him the money only after leaving the PMO, requesting the funds to be deposited to the company’s bank account.
Account of this affair wasn’t initially known to the police, who now intend to question Harow about the matter.
controversial personality, Nathan Jacobson, was about five years ago, extradited to the United States on suspicions of money laundering. Surprisingly, two years later he was acquitted of all charges and released.
American-born Harow turned state’s witness last month to avoid prosecution for fraud and breach of trust in two sets of corruption allegations against Benjamin Netanyahu (case 1000 and case 2000), who denies any wrongdoing.
Under the agreement, Harow will not serve jail time and will pay a fine of 700,000 shekels ($200,000), according to police.