PARIS (Aug. 31)
A personal representative of Israeli Knesset member Samuel Flatto-Sharon has arrived here to try and negotiate with the French Ministry of Finance a settlement of Flatto’s fiscal debts. The representative, Shabtai Kalmanowitz, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency he has “good hope” to try and reach an agreement.
Kalmanowitz said Flatto is prepared to pay “a six figure sum” on condition that a settlement will also cover the criminal proceedings launched by the State Attorney General who has charged the former French Jewish financier on 31 counts, from fraud to embezzlement. Finance Ministry sources confirmed to the JTA that a meeting with Kalmanowitz is due to take place this week.