The public Prosecutor’s office on 17 February filed in Nazareth District court an indictment against members of a criminal gang operating in different areas of the country.
The charges brought against 31 persons. The indictment includes such items as membership in a criminal organization, extortion with threats, obfuscation of the investigation, money laundering and other crimes.
According to the indictment, the criminals were engaged in racketeering and 2012 extorted money from businessmen in the Golan heights and in the Galilee, providing «protection services» through their security company.
According to investigators, over the years they have received millions of shekels. The money was legalized using fictitious accounts.