AG's office probing whether Simhon can head KKL

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
June 22, 2010 14:25

Deputy attorney-general for legislation Nurit Goren has opened an investigation into whether it would be legal for Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon to go directly from his current post to the chairmanship of the Keren Kayemet L'Israel/Jewish National Fund, The Jerusalem Post learned on Tuesday.

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein's office sent a letter announcing the probe to the Ometz clean governance organization, which asked him to intervene in the matter in a June 10 letter.

They are checking whether there is a conflict of interest in the agriculture minister leaving to head an organization like KKL that deals directly with his ministry and whether there must be a cooling-off period, Ometz chairman Aryeh Avneri said.


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