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Former media mogul Ofer Nimrodi was named on Tuesday as the businessman arrested by Justice Ministry investigators this week on suspicion of being involved in a corruption case involving a high-profile attorney and a police investigator.
Nimrodi, the former owner of Ma’ariv, is suspected of trying to bribe Ch.-Insp. Eran Malka in order to receive information about white collar investigations that Nimrodi had been questioned in. Celebrity attorney Ronel Fisher is suspected of being the broker of the alleged bribery.
On Tuesday, Nimrodi was released to two days house arrest by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.
Malka’s identity was cleared for publication earlier this week, days after he and Fisher were arrested on suspicion of being part of a scam in which Fisher would allegedly extort clients for bribes by using information from police investigations that he was given by Malka.
Fisher was first arrested last July, on suspicion of brokering bribes between top police officers and his clients, who themselves were subject to police investigations and looking to receive information on the cases.
The case against Fisher was at a deadlock for months as investigators were unable to access Fisher’s phone to search for evidence.
After managing to do so last week, they found evidence that built the new case against Fisher.