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Mining Billionaire Beny Steinmetz Arrested at Athens Airport

  • Israeli released last month on basis he doesn’t leave Greece
  • Steinmetz convicted of bribery by Swiss, Romanian courts
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Beny Steinmetz, the Israeli billionaire convicted of bribery weeks apart in Romania and Switzerland, is stuck in Greece after being arrested by local police over two weeks ago when the private jet he was on landed at Athens airport. 

Steinmetz was detained on Nov. 24 on an international arrest warrant but released 24 hours later on condition he didn’t leave Greece, according to Romanian authorities. His arrest, coordinated by Greece and Romania following his conviction for a bribery case in Bucharest last December, was reported earlier on Thursday by AFP.