Mayor suspected of bribery worked to triple hi-rise project

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April 26, 2010 16:59

 
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Ramat Gan Mayor Tzvi Bar, the subject of a lengthy bribery investigation by Israel Police, worked to expand the scope of a residential project in the city to over triple its size, at the expense of other municipal projects, it emerged on Monday.
 
The Savion Tower was initially meant to include 44 residential units, a number that later ballooned to 156 units on 35 floors, as the project got larger, builders realized that they would not be able to construct such a large building on the property that was then slated for development. Contractors then requested that the city allow them to build on an adjacent lot that was slated for the construction of a recreation center for senior citizens. The city granted the request.

On Sunday, Bar responded for the first time to the allegations against him, telling a city council meeting “I will fight for my honor and believe me, there will be surprises.”

Bar added “I will deal with this alone, and god will help me.”

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