Legal adviser to the government away Mandelblit allowed the police to question members of the Knesset from the United Arab list Jamal Zahalka and Hanin zuabi in the case of the BALAD party, of which they were members.
Both the MP will be summoned in the coming days in the office LAHAV 443 anti-fraud, reports the newspaper «gaarets».
Recall that in mid-September, police arrested in the case 274 associated with the financing of BALAD, 36 people, including party activists, staff, auditors and lawyers.
The investigation started 274, with the approval of the legal adviser of the government, which supported the recommendations submitted to the General Prosecutor on the basis of the report of the auditor General.
According to police, the report’s findings, as well as intensive investigative activities are allowed to justify the suspicion that for several years in party BALAD and around her there was established mechanism, allows you to hide the source of millions of shekels to the activities of the party. According to the suspicions, millions of shekels received by unknown in Israel and abroad, were presented as donations from hundreds of organizations and individuals.
The police detained suspects in a series of financial offenses such as making a profit by fraud under aggravating circumstances, fraudulent entries in the records of the Corporation, falsification, use of false documents, money laundering, violation of the law on party financing and the violation of municipal law.
For a long time it was conducting a secret investigation, which was followed by the Prosecutor’s office. Sensitive investigative activities were carried out with the Express permission of the legal adviser of the government.
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