Sunday, December 17, former tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov will begin to serve his prison term in accordance with the transaction concluded them with the investigation in late November.
The day before he had published on his page in Facebook appeal to «social networking friends», Recalling that among the posts he held were: head of the marketing Department of the health Service, «Clalit», the Deputy of the municipality and responsible for the registration and development of businesses in Rishon LeZion, a member of the Knesset and head of the Finance Committee of the Knesset, Minister in the Israeli government. While Misezhnikov noted that never in his actions («either before or after the described event»), no violations of the law, on the contrary, all the posts he «excelled and made a positive contribution and enjoyed the recognition of wider society».
Misezhnikov says that about eight years ago, as Minister, he promoted the project of the international festival in Eilat. «The company that conducted this festival, looking for producers to work with, and I said, without a second thought and desire to fool anybody, a professional producer with extensive experience in execution of similar events in Eilat. That was my big mistake», — says Stas Misezhnikov, noting that the act he had violated the law on «conflict of interest».
«As a result, I decided to take responsibility for this violation, not to involve the government, and themselves, and their loved ones in long and expensive litigation, to pay a high price for this violation and return the debt to society,» says Misezhnikov.
He notes that his name «was deliberately involved in famous corruption of public business» and the police took two years to it to redeem.
Recall, Stas Misezhnikov, pleaded guilty to cheating the public trust and was sentenced to 15 months in prison and a fine of 70 thousand shekels.
In November, the Marker newspaper published the protocols of interrogations of former politician and his father Michael Misezhnikov and the press Secretary of the Ministry of tourism Amnon Lieberman regarding allegations of not only betrayal of public trust, but in such crimes as corruption and drug use. The publication quoted the testimony of Amnon Lieberman about how he together with Misezhnikov and his girlfriend used cocaine, including during participation in official trips abroad. Also quoted the testimony of the ex-Minister categorically rejects these accusations.
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