Gal Hirsch, who was set to be the next police commissioner and is suspected of bribery and money laundering in Georgia, arrived Sunday for further investigation.
Gal Hirsch, the former commander of the IDF’s Galilee Division, was questioned Sunday at the Israel Police’s Anti Fraud Unit along with other executives and employees of Defensive Shield Holdings Ltd, where he serves as chairman.
Gal Hirsch, the former senior army officer who almost became police commissioner last year, was questioned under caution by the Israel Police’s fraud squad on Tuesday.
Israel Police received materials from the FBI in 2013 about allegedly improper defense deals in which prospective police commissioner Maj. Gen (res.) Gal Hirsch’s security company may have been involved, but didn’t launch their own investigation into the incidents.
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein is examining information received by police regarding Brig. Gen. (Res.) Gal Hirsch, recently nominated as Israel police chief, and the possibility that Hirsch broke the law by engaging in money laundering.
Pay close attention to those who aligned themselves on Wednesday with critics of the appointment of Brig. Gen. (ret.) Gal Hirsch as Israel Police chief: Moshe Karadi, a former commissioner himself, whose appointment prompted four other, veteran police figures to resign in opposition.
srael Police chief designate, Brig. Gen. (res.) Gal Hirsch, is taking the helm of a police force in crisis. Public trust in the police was shaken by its response to the kidnapping of three Israelis in the West Bank last year and by sex scandals and other affairs that forced high-ranking officers to resign. These…
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan will recommend to the government that Brig. Gen. (res.) Gal Hirsch, who headed the Galilee Division during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, be named the next commissioner of the Israel Police.