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A Former MK And 13 Others Arrested In Growing Bribery Investigation

mishtaraOn Wednesday morning 20 Teves, 14 suspects including a former Member of Knesset were questioned by police in the National Fraud Investigations Unit. Many or most of the suspects were arraigned with police seeking to extend their remand in the widening case.

The investigation involves the Netivei Yisrael National Transportation Infrastructure Company, an investigation that has been taking place for years spanning a number of director-generals and other senior personnel. Suspicions include giving and accepting bribes, breach of trust, submitting fraudulent documents, and an array of other white collar crimes.

On Wednesday morning, police and Israel Tax Authority agents raided homes and offices of the suspects. Cash amounting to tens of thousands of shekels and documents were confiscated along with other non-specified property.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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