Meir Gross

Lawsuit filed against Bank Leumi and former officers

The Swiss operation of Bank Leumi le-Israel and two of its former senior officers are being sued in the United States by a client who claims to have been defrauded of her life savings.New York resident Elizabeth Varabiev is seeking $1 million in actual damages and $3 million in punitive damages, plus legal fees. Defendants are Bank Leumi (Switzerland), its former CEO, Meir Gross; and its ex-head of private client banking, Ernst Imfeld, the latter of whom was fired in 2001 for alleged embezzlement.