Wednesday, December 2, in the district court of tel Aviv, was presented an indictment against former defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer.
He is accused of taking bribes, defrauding of public trust, violation of the prohibition on money laundering and tax violations.
The indictment was brought by the decision of the legal adviser of Yehuda Weinstein after the hearings, all the arguments of lawyers «Fuad» were rejected.
Binyamin Ben-Eliezer to stand trial with another five persons, among them businessmen Jacky Ben Zaken and Abraham, Nanikashvili.
The former head of the party «labor» is incriminated five episodes of illegal actions.
According to the indictment, from 2007 to 2014, as a Knesset member and Minister Ben-Eliezer received from various businessmen the large sums of money in exchange for various privileges and benefits provided to them as part of its activities. The money the politician has acquired properties and valuable assets.
In particular, the indictment describes how Ben-Eliezer received hundreds of thousands of dollars, not informing the tax Department, and kept in their personal safe, and then exchanged. These actions were accompanied by careful precautions, which, according to the Prosecutor’s office, shows an awareness by the accused of the illegality of his actions.
Ben-Eliezer also accused that was submitted to the speaker of the Knesset fictitious Declaration of income, not including there received income and acquired assets. He also is charged with concealing from the IRS income received through the use of the position of member of the Knesset, tax evasion and filing relevant reports.
Jacob weinroth, part of a group of lawyers representing Ben-Eliezer, said that «we will study the obtained material.» According to the lawyer, «we believe in the innocence of our client and present to the court detailed answers».