Monday, December 21, employees of the police Department for combating organized crime (LAHAV-433) detained 12 employees of the regional Council of mate Yehuda, police said. Among the detained high-ranking officials including the head of the Council.
According to information provided by the press service of the police, eight people involved as witnesses in the case.
Suspect charged with taking bribes, fraud, tax offenses.
Two detainees suspected of committing sexual offences.
According to police, the regional Council operated a system of promoting the interests of contractors and businessmen in exchange for kickbacks and other dividends.
The arrest of the suspects followed a long undercover investigation, during which field investigators managed to gather evidence linking the suspects with the alleged actions.
On the morning of 21 December, the police raided the building of the regional Council, and seized documents.
Additional details were not disclosed.