A-G announces closure of case against Danziger

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January 4, 2012 20:01

The attorney-general, Yehuda Weinstein, said on Wednesday that he is closing the case against Supreme Court Justice Yoram Danziger, on grounds of lack of guilt.

The police had also recommended that the case be closed for lack of guilt, which means that the evidence in the case leaves no room for reasonable doubt regarding a suspect's innocence. However, state prosecutor Moshe Lador had recommended that the case be closed for lack of evidence, which would have likely led to Danziger being forced to retire from his position as a Supreme Court justice.

In July, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein allowed Danziger to be questioned under caution over the so-called "Lahiani Affair", making him the first sitting Supreme Court Justice in Israeli history to be questioned under caution as part of a criminal investigation.

Danziger immediately informed Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch that he was taking leave of absence and since then has returned to limited duties. Following Weinstein's announcement, he will be able to return to his full duties in the Supreme Court.


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