Former Police Chief Insp. Eran Malka was sentenced to eight years in prison on Sunday morning on charges of bribery, according to reports by Israel radio.
Malka was convicted in June of bribery and other charges by the Jerusalem District Court as part of a plea bargain arrangement in which he turned state’s witness against an even higher police commander, former Asst.-Ch. Bruno Stein.
Malka was indicted May 14 along with former head Tel Aviv state prosecutor Ruth David; lawyer Ronel Fisher; businessman Yair Biton; and several others in one of the country’s most wild bribery schemes ever uncovered.
He was convicted of passing information on to David and Fisher in exchange for bribes to help them outwit the police as suspects represented by David and Fisher were investigated.