Sunday, December 27, the former mayor of bat Yam, Shlomo Lahiani begins serving his 8-month prison sentence. In November the Supreme court rejected his appeal.
The former mayor of bat Yam, Shlomo Lahiani was found guilty of abusing the public trust and within the framework of a pre-trial deal has been condemned by the world court of tel-Air to six months in public works, he was also banned from holding public office for seven years. The Prosecutor’s office protested this decision, and the district court in tel Aviv sentenced the former mayor to eight months of imprisonment. He was to begin serving the sentence June 1, but the sentence was postponed until after the consideration of an appeal in the Supreme court.
In February 2013 the Ministry of internal Affairs were suspended a year Shlomo Lahiani from the duties of a mayor of bat Yam. In October last year, the city Council of bat-Yam decided that it will not be removed from his position. And already on October 22, he was again elected mayor of the city, gaining 58% of the vote. However, in November Lahiani resigned.