Court gives mixed ruling in Weiner,Comptroller dispute

By YONAH BOB
June 4, 2012 11:52

 
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The High Court of Justice on Monday ordered State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss to turn over additional evidence in his possession to Col. Erez Weiner and also granted Weiner an additional week to review the new material before having to file a response.

Weiner was an adviser to former IDF chief of staff Lt. Gen (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi and has been implicated by Lindenstrauss as being involved in some manner in the "Harpaz affair."

The Harpaz affair initially was an investigation into a document allegedly forged by Boaz Harpaz to try to undermine Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant's pursuit to replace Ashkenazi. Over time, it has expanded into an embarrassing investigation into alleged infighting between Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Ashkenazi and their aids, most notably Weiner.

As soon as Lindenstrauss implicated Weiner in the affair and began to discuss publicly the possibility of criminal charges, Weiner demanded the turnover of all documents in the state comptroller's possession in order to defend himself.

The sides have sparred for months over whether Lindenstrauss has turned over all relevant documents to Weiner.

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