MK Rosenthal hopes to keep criminals out of the Knesset

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April 28, 2015 21:59

Anyone who committed a crime with moral turpitude should never be allowed to run for elected office, MK Miki Rosenthal (Zionist Union) said, submitting a bill to that effect Monday.

Rosenthal pointed to the likelihood that Shas chairman MK Arye Deri, who went to prison in 2000 for accepting bribes, will be a minister and to the conviction of former Bat Yam mayor Shlomi Lahiani on corruption charges.

"We have enough examples and proof that there is a need for serious, uncompromising legislation. Every week another mayor, minister and even a former prime minister is caught taking advantage of his power for corruption," the Zionist Union MK said.

According to Rosenthal, elected officials face a lot of temptations, and anyone who gave in to them should never be allowed to return to public life.

Under the current law, someone who was convicted of a crime with moral turpitude cannot return to politics for seven years after completing his or her sentence.


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