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Economy and Society: February 18, 2013

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Meshulam Nahari (Shas), a minister without portfolio, hid a conflict of interest when he submitted a funding request to the Prime Minister’s Office tenders committee for an exemption. The nonprofit to which Nahari requested the government transfer NIS 15,000 is chaired by the grandfather of Nahari’s daughter-in-law. (Haaretz)

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Economy and Society: February 18, 2013

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Former Interior Ministry Director-General, Gabi Maimon, will be indicted (pending a hearing), on suspicion of purchasing land plots without meeting the conditions of the tender, instead utilizing straw men and forged documents.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 18th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Local Government: February 18, 2013

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Many mayors continue to serve in their positions despite ongoing criminal proceedings being held against them. Among such mayors are Ramat-Gan Mayor Zvi Bar, Ramat-HaSharon Mayor, Yitzhak Rochberger, Petach-Tikva Mayor, Yitzhak Ochayon, and Bat-Yam Mayor, Shlomi Lahiani. (Haaretz)

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February 18th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Political: February 10, 2013

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During his tenure as Minister of Agriculture, Yisrael Katz (Likud) founded the Plant Board and used it as a tool for political appointments. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 10th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Internal Security: February 6, 2013

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A complaint to the Justice Ministry’s department for the investigation of police officers reveals that the police prosecutor for traffic offenses in Hadera has been providing access to the police’s confidential records to private lawyers and their employees in order to obtain information about their clients. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 6th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Local Government: January 31, 2013‎

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Zvi Bar, mayor of central city Ramat Gan, faces allegations of bribery at close to $500,000 in addition to fraud, breach of trust and money laundering, and obstruction of justice.

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January 31st, 2013 at 10:55 pm

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: January 6, 2013

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The attorney general ordered an investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after suspicions arose that he received money illegally from Haredi singer and businessman Dedi Graucher, who is suspected to have transferred hundreds of thousands of Shekels in cash to Netanyahu’s driver. (Times of Israel)

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January 6th, 2013 at 10:25 am

Military and Security Forces: December 31, 2012

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Dozens of officers and non-commissioned officers are suspected of giving false statements regarding their places of residence, in order to receive tax benefits worth tens of thousands of NIS.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 31st, 2012 at 2:54 pm