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Case 242: the Prosecutor announced the indictment

Monday, February 5, in the district court of tel Aviv began the phase of research evidence in the trial of the accused 242. The meeting was opened by the representative of Prosecutor’s office.

«We are not talking about technical breaches or the actions of officials: the legislator handed out pieces of the state budget in exchange for bribes,» said Maor even-hen, referring to paragraphs of accusations against former Deputy interior Minister Faina kirschenbaum.

Even-Hyun added: «the Defendants made the money from the state budget in the source of the payment of bribes to those who sought to lap up state funds».
Faina kirschenbaum denied all the charges.

Recall that the trial of the accused in the case 242 opened on 7 September. 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.

The charges relate to ten different episodes. From the investigation it follows that kirschenbaum, who was responsible for the distribution of funds from the «coalition Fund», in exchange for personal benefits and benefits to people from its environment, transferred money to different organizations. The indictment States that it has thus received bribes from the company for development of Samaria, a non-profit organization «Ayalim», the regional Council of Mate Binyamin, a non-profit organization «Ezra».

Charges were also brought against the former head of the organizational Department 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.

January 17 the district court in tel Aviv recognized Waldberg guilty of bribery.
In the pre-trial deal, Waldberg pleaded guilty from the budget of the Association financed the trip of the head of staff of the NDI, as well as press Secretary Faina kirschenbaum in Serbia and Ukraine.

The case of former tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov has been allocated in separate manufacture. In the pre-trial deal, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Case 242: the Prosecutor announced the indictment 05.02.2018

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