On Tuesday evening, August 8, the TV channel «Kang 11» reported that police and prosecutors are in talks with former tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov on the conclusion with it of the pretrial deal.
According to journalist Tamar Almog, for this reason Misezhnikov was not indicted along with ten defendants in the case 242.
Talks with Misezhnikov must be completed no later than the beginning of September.
If they succeed, the charges will be removed, and the remaining Misezhnikov pleads guilty and will receive a relatively lenient punishment. If the negotiations end in failure, the former head of the Ministry of tourism will be indicted.
Currently, the 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.
On 8 August the Prosecutor’s office has charged a former Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Faina kirschenbaum. She is accused of bribery, betrayal of public trust, money laundering, and tax offenses. The Prosecutor’s office has also filed a request for confiscation of property Faina Kirshenbaum in the amount of 5.7 million NIS.
Charges were also brought against the former head of the headquarters of the party «Israel Our home» Godowska Dowd, a former Director General of the agriculture Ministry Rami Cohen and his wife, Batia, the head of the organization «Ayalim» the Matan Dahan, the Deputy Dani Gliksberg, Director General of the world organization «Ezra» Daniel Elinson, lobbyist Steven levy, CEO of the Association of entrepreneurs in Israel Irena, Waldberg and Treasurer of the regional Council of Mate Binyamin EfE Peles.
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