The Jerusalem District Court on Sunday sentenced to eight years in prison a disgraced former police officer who was convicted of leaking sensitive information in exchange for cash in a corruption scandal that rocked Israel’s law enforcement establishment.
Justice Ministry investigators yesterday asked Jerusalem District Court Judge Jacob Zaban to sentence former police officer Eran Malka to 10 years in prison for giving sensitive information to attorney Ronel Fisher so the latter could offer it to his clients in exchange for bribes.
A former very high-ranking officer in the Israel Police was called in for questioning Monday at the Police Investigations Department in Jerusalem as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption by attorney Ronel Fisher and former police superintendent Eran Malka.
Plans to indict former Ashdod Port union chief Alon Hassan for fraud and other charges have been delayed in the wake of the arrest of Hassan’s former lawyer, Ronel Fisher.
The former police superintendent under suspicion in the bribery affair centering around attorney Ronel Fisher said on Monday he would not turn state’s witness in the case.
Former Tel Aviv district prosecutor Ruth David, suspected of facilitating bribes and obstructing justice in the case against attorney Ronel Fisher, fainted Friday, shortly before a hearing in Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.
Ruth David, the former Chief Prosecutor for the Tel Aviv District, was arrested Tuesday and spent the night in custody. She is suspected of obstruction of justice and corruption-related offenses in the investigation that centers on Ronel Fisher, a prominent attorney and journalist.
The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Sunday permitted the release of the name of the police officer suspected of bribery and obstructing justice in the case of attorney Ronel Fisher: retired Superintendent Eran Malka, who served in the Lahav 443 investigations unit. Lahav 433, popularly known as Israel’s FBI, is a unit incorporating the fraud, financial…