Prosecutor, Blau reach plea bargain, no jail time
By YONAH BOB, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 5, 2012 12:01
The Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office and Haaretz reporter Uri Blau announced on Thursday that they have reached a plea bargain agreement in which he will admit to illegally possessing classified information in exchange for only having to do four months of community service, with no actual prison time.
Technically speaking, Blau's admission will expose him to having to serve four months in prison, but part of the plea bargain agreement includes a commitment to convert those four months into community service so that Blau will never actually have to set foot in prison.
The deal was sealed between Haaretz's attorneys Mibi Muzar and Jacque Chen, who represented Blau and Ariella Segal Antaler and Hadas Forer Gafni of of District Attorney's Office.
Parallel with the plea bargain, the District Attorney's office filed its indictment against Blau in which it accused him of illegally possessing approximately 1800 "top secret" and "secret" IDF documents.