Head State Attorney Shai Nitzan recuses himself from Herzog probe

March 31, 2016 19:02

Head State Attorney Shai Nitzan on Thursday recused himself from handling the initial probe into Opposition Leader Issac Herzog's campaign financing.

Nitzan is not connected to Herzog, but has connections to others involved in the case and so he has removed himself from involvement in the case to avoid any conflict of interest.

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit will make key decisions in the case, which would have occurred anyway since Herzog is a member of Knesset, but now Nitzan's deputies will formulate an official recommendation for Mandelblit without their boss' involvement.

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