Israel's shame: the industry that defrauds millions

By Simona Weinglass, October 6, 2016

Every morning, thousands of Israelis wake up and go to work stealing money from strangers abroad. If you are in your 20s, live in Tel Aviv and moved to Israel from another country, you probably have numerous acquaintances who do this. Drawn by the salaries, they have taken jobs in the widely fraudulent industries of binary options and forex.


Parole for fraud brother

By Daniel Sugarman, August 25, 2016

Solomon Marrache, one of three Jewish brothers jailed for fraud in Gibraltar, has been released from prison on parole after serving a third of his seven-year sentence.

Solomon, Benjamin and Isaac Marrache were found guilty in 2014 after proceedings lasting 10 months - the longest trial in Gibraltar's history.


How Sam Allardyce fell for Christmas hamper con

By Daniel Sugarman, July 21, 2016

Sam Allardyce, who was expected to be named England football manager this week, was defrauded of thousands of pounds by an alleged conman.

Stephen Ackerman, 48, of Loughton, Essex, denies multiple charges of fraud, with accusations that he scammed the then-West Ham manager and multiple West Ham players out of more than £50,000 in total.


Police advise closure of Herzog case

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 27, 2016

The leader of Israel's opposition, Isaac Herzog, was questioned last week by police as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations that he committed fraud during his 2013 leadership campaign.

Other members of his campaign team have also been questioned under suspicion that services rendered during his successful bid for the Labour Party leadership were not documented or paid for.


Fraudsters' art on sale to pay back creditors

March 10, 2016

Paintings owned by three Jewish brothers convicted of fraud are being sold off to help pay back creditors owned £29 million.

The Marrache brothers, members of a well-known family in the Gibraltar Jewish community, were jailed in 2014 for conspiracy to defraud business clients.


Runaway fraudster Raymond Nevitt finally jailed

By Josh Jackman, February 4, 2016

A runaway multi-million pound fraudster who conned the government and multinational companies to fund a playboy lifestyle has been jailed.

Manchester Crown Court heard on Wednesday that Raymond Nevitt, 51, will now serve the 45-month sentence he was given in his absence in 2008.


Row over fraudster's son's barmitzvah

By Charlotte Oliver, December 3, 2015

The son of a convicted fraudster will not be allowed to celebrate his barmitzvah in the main synagogue of his local shul, it has been revealed.

But Borehamwood and Elstree United Synagogue denied claims that it had ostracised the family of Dan Jacobs, insisting his relatives had "always been welcome".


Fraudster pleads: don't treat my family as guilty

By Charlotte Oliver, November 26, 2015

A fraudster jailed after stealing from his in-laws, and who allegedly stole thousands of pounds from a community eruv fund, has pleaded that his family should not be treated as "guilty by association".


Fraudster faces jail for taking in-laws' £120,000

By Josh Jackman, October 29, 2015

A fraudster faces a jail sentence after pleading guilty to taking more than £120,000 from his in-laws' bank accounts over a five-year period.

Dan Jacobs, a former member of Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue in Hertfordshire, admitted five counts of fraud on Monday.


Ehud Olmert convicted in fraud case

By Nathan Jeffay, April 2, 2015

A Jerusalem court has convicted Ehud Olmert of fraud and breach of trust in the latest twist in a long-running scandal that led to his political downfall.

Mr Olmert was acquitted of the charges back in 2012, when the court said that the businessman Morris Talansky did give him around £400,000 during his terms as Jerusalem major and government minister, but that this did not prove criminal inte