Bat Yam Mayor Shlomo Lahiani said Thursday that he would sue State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss over a report which blasted candidates for their financial misdeeds during last November's local elections.
Among the worst offenses detailed by Lindenstrauss in the report released Wednesday was the over NIS 430,000 paid by Lahiani's party to Lahiani's wife, Shlomit, for services rendered as "headquarters manager" during the campaign season.
"I'll take him to court and prove he has no authority to determine how I should to spend my money," he told Army Radio. "In my eyes, there is no difference whatsoever whether the person who manages the election headquarters is Shlomit Lahianai or Micha Lindenstrauss, whoever did the work deserves the money, period."
Concerning the amount of money in question, Lahianai said that in the past, he had paid similar figures to other advisers.
Rebecca Anna Stoil contributed to this report