The Mittelman family called for a hearing, suspected of money laundering by the Bitin Crypto website
Updated: Jun 29
Bar Meitelman, his father Lev and his two younger sisters, Meitel and Hadar, and BML Services company are suspected of money laundering valued at 84 million NIS, in addition to tax evasion offenses, utilizing a digital currency exchange business.
Two months after Globes revealed the alleged indictment against Bar Mittalman, owner of the Israeli digital currency exchange site “Bitin”, along with his father and two younger sisters, Globes today learned that the four suspects in the case had been summoned by the prosecution to a hearing before the indictment . The four members of the family, as well as the company owned by Bar Mittelman, are suspected, among other things, of money laundering valued at 84 million NIS, in addition to tax evasion offenses.
The Justice Department told Globes that the Cyber Department of the State Attorney's Office sent letters of hearing to the four suspects in the case. 27-year-old Bar Mittelman, resident of Herzliya, is suspected of money laundering, conspiracy to commit a crime (money laundering), fraudulent receiving under aggravating circumstances, omission and tax evasion, false reporting to VAT authorities and delivery of false oath. Bar's father, Lev Mittelman, resident of Sha'arei Tikva, is suspected of money laundering, conspiracy to commit crime (money laundering), omission and tax evasion, false report to VAT.
Meitel Meitelmann, 22-year-old sister of Bar Meitelmann, who is known to television viewers of the first season of the "Ninja Israel" program that aired on Channel 12 two years ago, is suspected of money laundering, money laundering aid, conspiracy to commit crime (money laundering) and fraudulently In aggravating circumstances. The youngest sister in the family, 21-year-old Hadar Mittelman, is suspected of money laundering, conspiracy to commit a crime (money laundering) and fraudulently receiving anything under aggravated circumstances.
In addition to the four members of the family, BML Services Inc., which is apparently owned by Bar Mitelman, is suspected of money laundering, omission and tax evasion and false VAT reporting.
Bar Mittalman and his father Lev, represented by Attorney Gilad Baron, were released from detention on March 16, about three weeks after being arrested for the suspected crimes they committed.
In early April, about two weeks after his release from detention, Bar Mittelman told Globes: "The Bitin.co.il business, which deals with virtual currency trading, is a legal business that has been operating with the approval of a continued activity on behalf of the Capital Market Authority. We are working and hope to resolve all the problems And the suspicions about reporting and paying the tax to the tax authorities, and regulating the tax payments as required by law. The other parties mentioned in the article are not related to problems created before the tax authorities, although they are allegedly suspected in the case. "
Attorneys Baron and Friedman, who represent the Mittelman family in the case, told Globes in April in response to a report of the alleged indictment against the four suspects: .
"We seem to encounter again a case that deals with civilian tax aspects at most, and where the detention tool is used to support the investigation."
*** Assumption of innocence: The four members of the Mittelman family - Bar, Lev, Meital and Hadar - and BML Services, summoned to a hearing before indictments, are merely suspicious of the aforementioned acts, and stand up to the presumption of innocence.
By Roee Katziri, June 24, 2020, published on Globes (Hebrew)