On the morning of Tuesday, October 31, has been published information according to which former tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov signed a pre-trial deal with prosecutors.
As part of the transaction Misezhnikov pleads guilty to cheating the public trust and will be sentenced to 15 months in prison. The transaction must be approved by the court.
Portal Walla reported that the Stas Misezhnikov has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for betrayal of public trust, but this information was not confirmed.
For the first time about the negotiations conducted between lawyers and prosecutors Misezhnikov at the conclusion of a pre-trial deal, it was said in the message channel «11 Kang», published 8 Aug. As reported by journalist Tamar Almog, for this reason Misezhnikov was not indicted along with ten defendants in the case 242.
Stas Misezhnikov is suspected of taking bribes, betrayal of public trust, possession and use of drugs, as well as interference with the course of the investigation. In particular, the materials of the investigation says that as tourism Minister he transferred millions of shekels to the conduct of the student festival in Eilat, demanding from the organizers, to attract to him holding his girlfriend, which was paid fees in the amount of tens of thousands of shekels.
Also in the materials of the investigation indicated that as Minister of tourism Misezhnikov at events in Israel and abroad sent their man over cocaine, which he used during the events. Misezhnikov himself categorically rejected these accusations.
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