MK Ghattas Basal investigated by police regarding alleged forgery felonies

January 16, 2017 18:17


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Police investigated Knesset Member Basal Ghattas (Balad) under warning on Monday on suspicion that Ghattas carried out forgery felonies, received illegal favors and was involved in money laundering.

The investigation is part of a larger police probe regarding suspicions concerning funds the Balad party has received in the past to finance its activity.

The police were authorized to conduct Ghattas's investigation by the chief legal advisor to the government, and reports note that it is entirely unrelated to a previous investigation that was carried out by police in December and that looked into allegations suggesting that Ghattas smuggled cellphones into the prison cells of high-risk political prisoners.

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