Chile prosecution 'suspends procedure' against Rotem Singer

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
February 9, 2012 14:41

Chile's state prosecution on Wednesday dropped charges against an Israeli backpacker suspected of accidentally starting a massive brushfire in the Torres del Paine national park last month.

The prosecution agreed to "suspend procedures" against Rotem Singer as part of a deal in which he agreed to a pay a $10,000 fine and volunteer for the Jewish National Fund for two years upon return to Israel. Under the terms of the agreement Singer is not implicated in starting the fire.


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