Against the Deputy from the United Arab list Bases of Ratas filed another case. Monday, January 16, he was questioned by investigators, «Lahav-433» on suspicion of financial irregularities, fraud, forgery, falsification of documents and money laundering.
The press service of the police reported that the legal adviser to the government sanctioned the start of a new investigation against Arab MKS.
Basel Ratas, commenting on today’s meeting with investigators, said that we are talking about political persecution and an attempt to damage the image of the BALAD party and to discredit its members.
Earlier, the Knesset was charged with the transfer to prison of the documents to bypass the administration, prohibited the Deposit of the instrument, use of property for terrorist purposes, the betrayal of public trust and obtaining goods by illegal means when the aggravating circumstances.
The indictment States that Ratas had conspired with the relatives of terrorist Walid Daka, who is serving a sentence in prison «ktsiot». The Ratas were passed to be brought to jail 12 mobile phones, 16 sim cards, two chargers and one earphone. He tried to smuggle into the prison hidden devices and additional documents, but were stopped by guards.
January 2, the ethics Committee decided to suspend him for six months from all parliamentary activity. In accordance with the decision of the Commission, Deputy Ratas within six months can not participate in the work of the commissions and in plenary meetings. At the same time, he will be able to participate in voting, because the deprivation of such powers is not the prerogative of the ethics Committee.