Police: Evidence exists Maimon fraudulently bought land
LAST UPDATED: 01/05/2011 15:23
Interior Ministry D-G allegedly purchased plots of land reserved for Gush Katif evacuees, local residents in Yad Binyamin.
Interior Ministry D-G Gabi Maimon in court. Photo: Ben Hartman
Police said on Wednesday that sufficient evidence has been gathered against
Interior Ministry director-general Gabi Maimon for an indictment on charges of
fraudulently purchasing plots of land reserved for Gush Katif evacuees and local
residents in Yad Binyamin. Maimon was arrested in November, and police announced
on Wednesday that they recommend he be charged with fraudulently receiving
goods, and using a forged document.
Police also believe the head of the
Nahal Sorek Regional Council, Eli Eksozido, should be charged with fraud,
violating public trust and providing a false document in connection with the
The case has been transferred to central district state
The National Economic Crimes Unit and the Lahav 433 Unit
completed the investigation this week into the alleged illegal purchase of plots
The investigation began following a request by State Comptroller
Micha Lindenstrauss for police to look into the matter.
The plots had
been reserved for evacuees of Gush Katif and residents of the Nahal Sorek
Regional Council, and police believe the suspects illegally bought the plots
through straw buyers who met the criteria for making the transactions.
police source told The Jerusalem Post in November that the investigation was
focusing on five plots of land.