Israel detains diamond magnate in money laundering probe

Israel detains diamond magnate in money laundering probeIsraeli police on Monday detained diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz and four others as part of an international money laundering investigation, authorities said. Tal Silberstein, an adviser to Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, was also among those detained, as was the acting chairman of Israeli telecommunications firm Bezeq. It was the second time Steinmetz had been detained by Israeli authorities since December, when he was placed under house arrest as part of a corruption probe involving mining deals in the African nation of Guinea.



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