The Netanyahu clan and the French businessman at centre of carbon fraud case

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French businessman Arnaud Mimran, who stood trial in Paris last month for his alleged key role in a massive carbon trading fraud, and who is also placed under investigation in a separate case of kidnapping, set up a company in Israel with French MP Meyer Habib, a close acquaintance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Following  denials and later admissions from Netanyahu over receiving funding from Mimran, the latter’s relationship with the Israeli PM’s entourage is further revealed by the  company, which was created by, and domiciled at, the legal practice of Netanyahu’s lawyer. Fabrice Arfi reports.

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Documents obtained by Mediapart and Israeli daily Haaretz reveal further connections between French businessman Arnaud Mimran, who last month stood trial for his part in a massive carbon trading scandal, and the entourage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.