Another Shin Bet official resigns amid sex scandal

September 12, 2010 02:12


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A top Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) official has resigned amid a sex scandal and allegations that he promoted a female subordinate with whom he had an affair, Channel 2 reported on Saturday.

Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin first learned of the affair after a complaint was filed within the agency against the promotion of the top official.

Diskin asked the Civil Service Commission to investigate and after receiving its findings ordered the top official to take a vacation. The official decided to resign.

This is the second such case in recent months in the Shin Bet. Another top official resigned several months ago after he had an affair with a female subordinate and continued to make decisions involving the promotion of her ex-husband, an alleged conflict of interests.

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