A-G to review police recommendations over Danziger

September 20, 2011 10:58

The Justice Ministry announced on Tuesday morning that the  police recommendations regarding Supreme Court Justice Yoram Danziger were being considered and examined by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein.

On Monday, police  recommended that no charges be brought against Danziger who had been questioned under caution during an investigation into the suspicion that he provided free legal advice to Bat Yam Mayor Shlomo Lahiani in his capacity as a private attorney before his appointment as a Supreme Court Justice. No evidence was found to back up suspicions of bribery, police said.

However, police did recommend that Lahiani be prosecuted after investigations revealed that sufficient evidence exists to charge him for a string of bribery and fraud offenses.

Danziger, who was appointed as a Supreme Court Justice in 2007, informed the Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch last month that he intended to take a leave of absence during the investigation. He is the first Supreme Court Justice in Israel's history to be questioned under caution in connection with a criminal case.

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report

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