Monday, December 7, the district court in Haifa has acquitted the former mayor notsrat-Illit Shimon Gapso on charges of bribery.
Gafsa was accused on the eve of the municipal 2008 elections, promised several activists of the party «labor» is work in the municipality in that case, if he will provide support in the elections.
The indictment stated that one of the activists Gafsa promised a salary of 6,000 shekels a month, and the second highest post in the municipality.
We will remind that on April 26, the district court in Haifa sentenced Gafsa to six months of community service and a suspended sentence of one year for accepting a bribe in another case. On Gafsa was also imposed a fine of 20 thousand NIS.
At the same time, the court declared that the crime committed Gapso are not shameful and is not contrary to public morality («Kalon»). Gapso this frees you from having to refrain for seven years from his nomination for election.
Gatso was removed from office by the mayor by a special Commission of the Ministry of interior in March 2014.