Beny Steinmetz

Beny Steinmetz, BSG Resources (BSGR)

Brother Daniel & nephew Raz

  • Israel
  • 2007 Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Foundation finances education, healthcare, and culture for young children, at-risk youth, runs after-school facilities for children from disadvantaged families, scholarships to students from difficult socio-economic backgrounds, the Tel Aviv Museum, the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers (mainly supporting the soldiers of the Tzabar Battalion Of the Givati Brigade),[48] the Israel Cancer Association, and various hospitals.[49]
  • The Oligarchs– Est. $1.2 Billion
  • Panama PapersMossack Fonseca set up a Cypriot shell company for “Beny Steinmentz, who used it to take control of the Rafo Onesti refinery in 2006″ Forbes. The Panama Papers showed Beny Steinmetz’s family foundation at the top of an offshore chain of companies in the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey, and Liechtenstein, including Koidu Limited, Octea Mining Ltd., Octea Ltd., Octea Diamonds Ltd.. ICIJ
  • Rudy Giuliani-Steinmetz’s VC firm Sage Capital Growth paid Giuliani in 2007 before his presidential bid ICIJ
  • Mining – BSGR in Africa –
    • Sierra Leone– 83 poor villagers sued for damages in High Court the BSGR subsidiary co-owned by Octea, Koidu Ltd. that  “has been complicit in polluting air and well water, destroying crops and homes…forced removal, health complaints, human rights violations, and provoking violence…Villagers allege that Police have killed four villagers and injured others during anti-mine protests since operations began in 2007.” ICIJ.  Octea’s case for $684,000 unpaid property taxes was dismissed in 2016 on a technicality.
  • & Simandou, Guinea- one of the world’s larget iron ore deposits. Minerals.  Metals
  • 2010 BGSR sold 51% of its illegally obtained (2014 decision) mining rights in Guinea to Brazil‘s multinational Vale for $2.5 billion. As of 2016 it had only collected $500 million. Sued George Soros in April 2017 for $10 billion, alleging a smear campaign Forbes
  • “But a new Guinean government under reformer Alpha Condé suspected that Steinmetz had paid someone for the license to develop Simandou after all – and illicitly. An investigation bankrolled by billionaire George Soros  (whose Open Society Foundations help fund ICIJ) and assisted by former British prime minister Tony Blair through his Africa Governance Initiative found that Steinmetz’s Pentler Holdings had bribed one of the late dictator’s wives, Mamadie Touré, giving her millions of dollars and a 5 percent stake in the project in exchange for her help getting Conté to sign over the rights, according to The New Yorker. Touré insisted on a signed contract, she later testified, and when word of the documents emerged during the Soros-backed Guinean investigation, which would result in a U.S. probe, Steinmetz agent Frederic Cilins then traveled to Florida to pay Touré up to $11 million to destroy the contract and change her story. Touré was wearing a wire for the FBI, which recorded Cilins telling her that he was acting on the authority of Steinmetz himself. Cilins later pleaded guilty to obstructing a federal bribery investigation.” ICIJ
  • BSGR under investigation for violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Diamonds-Ben Steinmetz is a “Diamond tycoon”
  • Kushner – Real Estate Co-Developer Families in ~15 properties since 2012 – Trump Bay Street Jersey City-Raz Steinmetz & are  co-investors with Kushner Bloomberg
  • Gaia Investment Corp. – Israeli, Assi Arev & Shlomo Meichor, CFO of  “Ampal-American Israel Corp., a New York-traded investment firm that Raz Steinmetz and his father Daniel bought a controlling interest in from Bank Hapoalim in 1996. Bank Hapoalim is among Kushner’s lenders.” A search by Bloomberg of real-estate documents revealed a Steinmetz-Kushner partnership. Asked about it, a spokesman for Kushner Cos. said, “Kushner Companies has a longstanding relationship with Raz Steinmetz and Gaia, who have been terrific partners.” A spokesman for Gaia said that Steinmetz is a co-investor alongside Gaia and referred other questions to Kushner Cos.”
  • Trump PropertiesTrump Bay Street Jersey City
  • Fmr. FBI Director/Atty.  Louis Freeh – Represented Steinmetz in Romanian corruption scandal with Adamescu, also represented Puiu Popoviciu, who was Sentenced for 7 years for “corruption deeds regarding the association between his company, SC Baneasa Investments SA and the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest (USAMV), for a plot of land of 224 hectares” Romania JournalExtradited to Romania from London July 15, 2019Romania Journal August 3, 2017, Romania Journal August 3, 2017)
  • Fmr. Senator Joe Lieberman Law firm represented in Guinea mining scandal per
  • Black Cube Ex-Mossad Israeli Mercenaries – Israelis arrested for spying on Romanian anti-corruption czar 2 ex-Mossad agents at head of firm also reportedly under investigation for cyber-attacks on state prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi April 6, 2016 “Former Mossad director Meir Dagan was honorary president of Black Cube until his death last month…Two of those being probed are former Mossad agents Dan Zorella and Avi Yanus, co-founders and directors of private Israeli investigation firm Black Cube, the report by the Rise Project investigators says. However, the company denies they are under investigationBlack Cube employees Ron Weiner and David Geclowicz, have been arrested by Romanian police on suspicion of carrying out a series of cyber-attacks on Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi…In December 2011 it was reported that three Israelis had been implicated in a 136 million euro corruption investigation in Romania against businessman Remus Truica, the former chief of staff of Prime Minister Adrian Nastase.Romanian prosecutors accused the Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and several other Israelis of conducting illicit real estate deals that cost the state nearly $150 million…Judicial sources in Bucharest said they believed Steinmetz, a mining magnate, and Shimon Sheves, the former chief of staff of the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, as well as the Israeli political consultant Tal Ziberstein, conspired with Truica to illicitly bring about the transfer of state-held lands to another Romanian citizen, the Romania Libera daily reported in December. Spokespersons for all three Israelis denied their involvement in illegal actions attributed to Truica, a media tycoon who was arrested in December and incarcerated by the Brasov Court of Appeals pending further investigation. Sheves, Zilberstein and Steinmetz belonged to “a criminal group that aimed to acquire the whole property claimed by Prince Paul as proceeds of crime of corruption acquired by providing money or goods to officials/institutions holding these properties to influence their decisions by inciting, aiding and abetting to commit abuse of office by these persons,” Romania Libera quoted from a document written by the prosecutors, in which they reportedly sought the issuing of an arrest warrant against the three Israelis. Update May 24, 2016: In late May, Israeli media, quoting news reports in Romania, reported that Sheves was not to be indicted and that the case against him would be closed.” The Times of Israel
  • Financial Crimes– Bribery of Guinea official

Brother & Father of Jared Kushner Real Estate Co-Developer    Beny Detained 12/19/2016 & 8/14/17

Israeli tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested over Guinea bribery claims Steinmetz alleged to have arranged bribes so his company could secure iron ore rights in poor west African country The Guardian Ian Cobain and Peter Beaumont D

August 11, 2017: Trump to send son-in-law Jared Kushner, other top aides on Mideast peace mission after spate of violence   The Washington Post

August 14, 2017: Israeli Billionaire Beny Steinmetz Detained in Investigation NY Times “investigation into money laundering, obstruction of justice and bribery…an Israeli diamonds, mining and real estate magnate, is already under scrutiny by law enforcement authorities in Switzerland, Guinea, He was previously detained and questioned in Israel in December. Since 2013, the United States Justice Department has been investigating Mr. Steinmetz’s company, BSG Resources, over potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Louis Freeh, businessman Popoviciu’s lawyer, had been also hired by Beny Steinmetz Romania Journal

Israeli Billionaire Steinmetz’s BSGR Settles Guinea Row, Looks to Zogota Iron Ore Reuters/Haaertz February 25, 2019.  Development of Simandou – one of the world’s biggest iron deposits, containing billions of tonnes of high-grade ore has been hindered by years of legal wrangling

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to be tried over ‘Guinea bribes’ BBC News August 13, 2019    2013 bribery to obtain mining rights in “the Simandou region of south-eastern Guinea just before Conte died in 2008. They charge that the money was paid to a wife of the country’s former president partially through Swiss bank accounts. In February this year, Guinean authorities dropped corruption charges against Mr Steinmetz and BSGR in exchange for relinquishing rights to the Simandou mine. Simandou is one of the world’s biggest iron deposits, containing billions of tonnes of high-grade ore. Guinea’s mineral wealth makes it potentially one of Africa’s richest countries, however, most of its citizens live on less than $1 (£0.80) a day.”