Thursday, September 7, in the district court of tel Aviv began the trial of former Deputy interior Minister Faina Kirshenbaum, as well as the other defendants in the case 242.
Faina kirschenbaum is accused of bribery, betrayal of public trust, money laundering, and tax offenses. The Prosecutor filed the request for the confiscation of its property in the amount of 5.7 million NIS.
Charges were also brought against the former head of the headquarters of the party «Israel Our home» Godowska Dowd, a former Director General of the agriculture Ministry Rami Cohen and his wife, Batia, the head of the organization «Ayalim» the Matan Dahan, the Deputy Dani Gliksberg, Director General of the world organization «Ezra» Daniel Elinson, lobbyist Steven levy, CEO of the Association of entrepreneurs in Israel Irena, Waldberg.
At the beginning of the meeting, the representative of Prosecutor’s office announced that one of the accused, Treasurer of the regional Council of Mate Binyamin EFI Palace – agreed to a pretrial deal. He pleaded guilty to cheating the public trust and will be sentenced to public works.
According to published information, in the course of the trial will be heard the testimony of no less than 470 witnesses.
At the request of the attorney Faina kirschenbaum, she does not intend to plead guilty in the alleged acts. The lawyer also asked the court to grant the defence the time needed to study the case materials.
The case of former tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov is allocated in separate manufacture. Channel «Kang 11» publish the message, according to which prosecutors and lawyers Misezhnikov are negotiating with him pre-trial deal.
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