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Approved for publication: the wife of David Bitana suspected illegal actions

On the morning of Tuesday, December 5, was allowed to publish info about that in the investigation of the case 1803 detained hagit Biton, the wife of the head of a coalition government of David Bitana.

Her name was published by the news service channel «Keshet» and «Reshet» in 48 hours after detention.

According to published information, the magistrate’s court in Rishon LeZion moved her under house arrest for five days.

During the second interrogation hagit Biton, she was questioned about the suspicious Bank transactions made on her account. Among other things, the interest of investigators was attracted to two million shekels, which appeared on account of hagit Biton.

Recall that on 3 December, a former Deputy-mayor of Rishon LeZion, David Bitan more than 13 hours answered questions of investigators of the police unit «Lahav-433» in the case of 1803 in which investigated corruption in the municipalities of several cities. Radio «Kahn Beth» says Bitan is suspected of receiving a multimillion dollar bribe from the head of an organized criminal group and several other violations.

3-4 December, police arrested more than 20 suspects of involvement in illicit contacts between criminal groups and officials of the municipality of Rishon LeZion. Among those detained was the mayor of Rishon LeZion Dov Tzur, whose arrest was extended by the court for five days.

The channel «Reshet 13» reports that among the detainees was a senior official of the tel Aviv municipality.

Radio «Kahn Beth» reported about the detention of one of leaders of criminal organizations Hossam Garusi. According to suspicion, he gave a bribe to the Chairman of the parliamentary coalition David Betano. Magistrates court in Rishon LeZion extended the arrest of Garusi for five days.

The press service of the police issued a statement which said that the investigation 1803 for a long time was in the «closed phase» of gathering information and surveillance of suspects. The transition of the investigation in an «open» stage, the detention of suspects and their interrogation is performed in accordance with a predetermined schedule.
On the evening of 4 December, the channel Ten quoted words of the representative of law enforcement bodies, close to investigation as saying that «the political career of David Bitana can be considered completed.»

Approved for publication: the wife of David Bitana suspected illegal actions 05.12.2017

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