Police finish case against Ramat Gan mayor, say evidence supports corruption allegations

April 13, 2016 19:26


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Police have gathered evidence to support corruption allegations made against Ramat Gan Mayor Yisrael Zinger and two other city officials following a sprawling investigation that has stretched on for almost a year and a half, they announced Wednesday. 
In the coming days they will hand the case over to state prosecutors who will decide how to proceed.

Zinger and five other suspects were arrested in December 2014 on suspicion of fraud, breach of trust, and money laundering, involving allegations that Zinger and his associates established a series of favors and kickbacks to assist people who helped his mayoral campaign ahead of the October 2013 elections. On Wednesday they announced that they had finished the investigation and found evidence to support the claims made against Zinger as well as Amnon Botz, the deputy head of the municipality’s cultural department, and an unnamed official from the city inspections office.

The city’s former veteran mayor, Zvi Bar, left political life in 2013 after he was indicted on bribery and money laundering charges.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

July 18, 2019
Trump: U.S. ship downed Iranian drone near Strait of Hormuz


Cookie Settings