Netanya mayor questioned again under caution

November 7, 2016 17:19

Police on Sunday questioned under caution Netanya Mayor Miriam Feirberg-Ikar in an ongoing corruption investigation.

Feirberg-Ikar was supposed to be allowed back into the Netanya Municipality building on Monday, however, her exclusion period was extended until Thursday. The exclusion period of municipality official Rabbi Shimon Sher was also extended until Wednesday. Police arrested the mayor in September on suspicion of accepting bribes worth millions of shekels, in a widespread corruption case that shook the Netanya Municipality, she later was released with restrictions.

The police investigation centers on the Coral luxury housing project in Netanya. Feirberg-Ikar is suspected of not disclosing her 2.5 percent stake in the building when granting the building’s developers favorable zoning and building permits. In a statement on  Lahav 433 police unit said  “suspicion of a row of bribery, fraud, money laundering and tax by the number involved, including Netanya municipality officials, context into real estate in the city.

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