The Central District State Attorney's Office revealed on Thursday that it recently informed the counsel of Petah Tikva mayor Yitzhak Ohayon that after examining the evidence against him, the state has decided to prosecute Ohayon subject to a hearing.
Ohayon is suspected of accepting bribes, fraud, and breach of trust in three separate incidents, all involving the promotion of private interests in defiance of his duties as a civil servant.
Petah Tikvah Deputy Mayor Uriel Boso also stands accused of accepting bribes in one of the cases, a real estate deal.
An investigation into the allegations against Ohayon, Boso, and two others, was launched in May 2011. After examining the in-depth findings, it was decided to proceed with indictments.