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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

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)

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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)

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March 19th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Internal Security: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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Senior employees at the Ashdod municipality, including a Deputy Mayor, were arrested on suspicion of aiding a crime organization to launder money and win construction tenders.

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:09 am

Political: 13 April, 2011

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Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has decided after 15 years of investigation to Attorney General to file an indictment against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, subject to a hearing, for crimes of fraud, breach of trust, obtaining something through deceit, money-laundering and witness harassment.

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April 13th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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)