A billionaire who makes his living trading and selling diamonds has passed away during a penis enlargement surgery at a posh Parisian clinic, according to Belgian news outlets.
Ehud Arye Laniado, 65, died in a plastic surgery clinic on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital.
The billionaire has a history of legal issues. In 2013 the Belgian government went after him for tax evasion on diamond illegally important from Congro.
He tried to avoid a trial by agreeing to pay 137.7 pounds but the Belgian customs office claimed he was being dishonest about diamonds imported from Angola and Congo and still claimed 4 billion pounds as well as a 1.7 million pounds (approx. $2.2 billion) fine. Two courts dismissed the Belgian customs office’s claim but an appeals court ordered a new trial that would have taken place on March 14th.
Omega Diamonds, Laniado's company, confirmed his passing.
They released a statement saying, “Farewell to a visionary businessman. It is with great sadness that we confirm that our founder Ehud Arye Laniado has passed away.”
Various media outlets have claimed Laniado suffered from a Napoleon-like complex due his short stature.
Laniado reportedly owned the most expensive penthouse in Monaco (worth about $39.4 million) as well as a house in the L.A. suburb of Bel Air.
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