French-Jewish businessman Stephane Melloul, the soon-to-be new owner of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team, has been accused by a former employee and business partners of failing to pay them amid reports of a patchy business record.
“Even though I’m not a die-hard football fan, I think this person should be arrested, he is dangerous to Beitar Jerusalem,” Daniel Dahan, who was employed by Melloul some nine years ago, told the Israeli Sports Channel on Friday.
Dahan said Melloul offered him a job when he was in a difficult financial situation.
“We signed an employment contract, for me everything went well. I started working for him and after the first month, I did not receive my salary. He told me ‘there are problems with the account, with the bank,’” Dahan said.
“I was naive, I said ‘no worries, he probably really has problems with the bank,’ I was not stressed,” he