Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Political: 27 December, 2010

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Shimon Gapasu, mayer of Nazareth Illit, was arrested on suspicion of having received bribes and will remain in detention until Thursday. Additionally, the detention of his bureau chief, Meshi Snuani, and his assistant, Yakov Goldberg. Gapasu is also suspected of the crimes of brokering bribes, money laundering, fraud, and violation of fiduciary responsibilities, as well as conspiracy to commit a crime and electoral fraud. (Hebrew)

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