Israel Police’s Major Crimes Unit, Lahav 433, on Monday morning 25 Adar, during a covert action, arrested persons following suspicions of offenses relating to integrity and public corruption.
In the morning, four suspects were arrested, including a senior municipal official in Jerusalem. The four were taken for questioning and another suspect was arrested on suspicion of involvement in bribery, fraud and breach of trust, misuse of office power and tax offenses.
According to the suspicions, the senior official allegedly received benefits with a monetary value in exchange for advancing the interests of others, in violation of the law. Upon the arrest of the suspects, searches were carried out in their homes and offices, and extensive economic enforcement was carried out.
The suspects were brought for questioning by the police and were scheduled to be arraigned in the afternoon before a Rishon L’Tzion court, in order to extend their detention.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)