Police officer convicted of theft gets 12 months in prison

March 4, 2012 17:03

The Haifa District Court sentenced a police officer to 12 months in prison on Sunday, after convicting him of charges of theft by a public servant, fraud, breach of trust and obstruction of justice.

Yosef Gropper, who served as a police investigator in the Zevulun police station near Haifa, was convicted under a plea bargain after admitting charges. According to the indictment, Gropper, who was responsible for investigating illegal gambling and brothels, took cash totaling NIS 9,090 and $560 from a safe containing sums of money confiscated from illegal businesses. He then recorded that the sums had been deposited.

Gropper also received suspended sentences and was ordered to pay NIS 5,000 compensation.

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