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The dubious friends of Donald trump: King of Diamonds

Author: ZEMBLA -Onderzoeksjournalistiek, Published on: 11 May 2017

Although still in its early days, Donald Trump's presidency is coming under fire...In the second part of our programme about Donald Trump's controversial friends, we will set our sights on the Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev, who is controversial because he is suspected of trading in blood diamonds. He is one of the world's biggest diamond traders and owns prestigious stores in New York and Moscow, but he is also the owner of Siebel, the Netherlands' biggest jewellery chain. Leviev has ties with Russian president Putin, US president Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Trump, however, claims he hardly knows this "King of Diamonds" . Zembla investigates Lev Leviev's business empire. [Includes responses by Lev Leviev to the journalist] [also mentions Namibia and tax avoidance; construction in Israeli settlements, and refers Africa Israel]

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Related companies: Africa Israel Lev Leviev Group