Liberman patron Schlaff visits Israel

Mysterious Austrian billionaire Martin Schlaff, who has been tied to new Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, paid a quick visit to Israel that coincided with Liberman’s swearing-in to his new post, The Jerusalem Post learned on Tuesday.

Schlaff had been barred from entering Israel for many years, because he was suspected in a series of corruption cases. But when Liberman was acquitted of fraud and breach of trust charges in November 2013, the case against Schlaff was closed as well.

Since then, he has been to Israel five or six times to visit family members who live in the Jewish state. A source who spoke to him on his visit said it was coincidental that his visit happened while Liberman received his dream job.


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