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Economy and Society: January 20, 2013‎

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The head of the transportation licensing office in Lakhish district is suspected of running a scheme for restoring cancelled licenses in return for bribes. Among others, it is suspected that the license of Armond Miara, described by the police as the head of a crime organization, has been extended several times.

(Hebrew)

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January 20th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 20, 2013‎

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A civilian working for the IDF as an engineer in the Southern district of the Home Front Command, was indicted for a series of offences including taking bribes, forging documents, acting against army regulation and obstruction of justice.

(Hebrew)

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January 20th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Political: December 13, 2012

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Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, decided to indict Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu), on charges of breach of trust and fraud.  The charges say Lieberman promoted former ambassador to Belarus Ze’ev Ben Aryeh without reporting that Ben Aryeh had tipped him off about the investigation being conducted against him in Belarus.  At the same time, Weinstein decided to close the main case against Lieberman, in which he was alleged to have been involved in money laundering, fraud, and breach of trust.  Lieberman was suspected of receiving millions of dollars from international tycoons such as Martin Schlaff and Mikhail Chernoy through foreign front companies while he was serving in public positions. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Local Government: November 1, 2012

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Two Eilat city councilors were arrested by the Police’s National Fraud Investigation Unit on suspicion of accepting bribes in exchange for retracting their opposition in local and regional planning commissions, extortion by threats, fraud, and breach of trust.

(Hebrew – Israel Police website)

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November 1st, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Internal Security: June 13, 2012

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An indictment has been served to the Tel-Aviv District Court against Shlomo Serbi, who served as an intelligence coordinator in the Tel-Aviv Police Central Unit.  Serbi is accused of taking bribes, obstruction of justice, and breach of trust.  According to the indictment Serbi used his position and authority as a police officer in order to transmit information about planned police raids to brothels in Tel-Aviv.

(Hebrew - Arutz7)

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June 13th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Local Government: May 9, 2012

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Kiryat Malachi mayor Moti Malka and eight others, including his son Shahar Malka, have been arrested on suspicion of rape, extortion, bribery, and breach of trust.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 9th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Local Government: February 20, 2012

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The prosecution is considering pressing charges against Safed mayor Ilan Shohat, who is suspected of taking a bribe.

(Hebrew)

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February 20th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Local Government: January 30, 2012

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Two senior employees of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo municipality have been arrested on suspicion of disclosing information on municipal tenders to the Museli crime syndicate and promoting employees loyal to the syndicate.

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January 30th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Internal Security: January 9, 2012

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A police officer is suspected of accepting sexual bribery from brothels.

(Hebrew)

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January 9th, 2012 at 12:24 am

Political: January 5, 2012‎

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State Prosecution submitted indictments in the Holyland real-estate project scandal. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (Kadima) has been indicted for accepting bribes.

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January 5th, 2012 at 11:26 am