Israeli Politician’s Family Accused of Operating Illegal Casino Facilities

Israeli Politician’s Family Accused of Operating Illegal Casino Facilities

Likud Knesset Member Inbal Gavriely’s father Shoni, brother Shlomi, and uncle Reuben were arrested last week on suspicion of running illegal casino facilities, money laundering, and tax evasion. Police have been investigating all three suspects for over a year and found evidence that the Gavrielys and a partner had been running an Internet café chain, which operated as illegal casino dens.

The family is suspected of laundering their illegal casino profits in sums that reach over ten million shekels (over USD$2 million). When tax authority agents were ordered to search Shoni Gavriely’s house, his daughter declared the house belonged to her and that as a Knesset member, she had full immunity.

The three Gavriely family members currently remain under interrogation.