AG likely to indict MK Oren Hazan for roughing up Ariel officials

December 13, 2016 14:32

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit announced on Tuesday that he will likely indict MK Oren Hazan (Likud) for roughing up Ariel's City Council Chairman and accosting Ariel's mayor in October 2014 when he was expressing anger that the city placed a lien on his mother's bank account for an unpaid debt.

A Justice Ministry statement said that Hazan had hurled the chairman into a railing, cursed out the mayor and threatened to get them thrown out of their jobs and that Hazan would likely be indicted, subject to a special pre-indictment hearing reserved for public officials.Mandelblit also said he was closing the file on allegations of sexual harassment against the controversial MK.

Hazan responded that he hoped he would convince Mandelblit to drop the charges which he characterized as a minuscule incident with responsibility on both sides and which just "got a little out of hand." 

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