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Local Government: December 30, 2012

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The head of a regional council from the north is under suspicion of transferring 300,000 NIS from the council’s coffers to the private bank accounts of his deputy and two department managers in the council.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 30th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Local Government: December 25, 2012

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According to the State Comptroller’s Report on local councils, transferring services to the hands of municipal corporations has become “a means to circumvent the rules of proper administration, including avoidance of the rules requiring tenders, cronyism and the distancing of the local council’s activities from effective oversight and supervision.” (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 25th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Internal Security: November 6, 2012

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Rehovot Police Station approved a street party organized by the city’s “Dublin” pub, even though the organizers did not ask for or receive the proper permits from the municipality, emergency services, and Health Ministry.  The approval was given following the intervention of senior officers, who have close relations with the pub’s owners.

(Hebrew – ynet)

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November 6th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Internal Security: June 20, 2012

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An officer of the Israel Prison Service is suspected of transferring cellphones to security prisoners in return for bribes. (Ynetnews)

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June 20th, 2012 at 5:17 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: June 4, 2012

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15 people, including a senior member of the Ma’ale Adumim municipality, were arrested on suspicion of extorting money from contractors who worked in the city.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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June 4th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Judiciary: May 28, 2012

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The conviction of Tel-Aviv-Yafo Deputy Mayor, Pe’er Visner, of forgery and fraud has been overturned citing the fact that such a conviction would harm Weisner as well as the public. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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May 28th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Political: March 19, 2012

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The Civil Service Commission is investigating a suspicion that a senior employee of the Prime Minister’s Office forged a legal opinion by the PMO’s legal bureau in order to legitimize a private donation to the office.

(Hebrew - Nana10)

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March 19th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Local Government: March 19, 2012

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Ashdod City Council officials, including the deputy mayor and a councilman, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in fraud, money laundering, and bribery. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - nrg)

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March 19th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Political: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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The civil service commission is investigating a suspicion that a senior employee in the Prime Minister’s office forged a legal opinion by the legal department in order to clear a personal donation to the office.

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:27 am