Police to close Sa'ar investigation over lack of evidence

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May 9, 2013 18:32

 
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Police have decided to close their criminal investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar (Likud) due to a lack of evidence, the national police headquarters announced on Thursday.

The letter, which was sent in February to Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and a number of Likud party officials, was signed with the initials “M.C.” and accused Sa'ar of having sexual relations with a female employee of his office while he was Education Minister. Within a week of the letter being sent, Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino said that officers had determined that the letter was a forgery, and opened an investigation to determine who wrote the letter and also if the allegations it contained were in fact true.

On Thursday, police said that “the findings of the police exam did not include any evidence that would indicate the need for a criminal investigation against the minister. During the course of the exam, police took testimony from witnesses and looked at the investigatory material and found no suspicion of improper or criminal behavior by the minister relating to the allegations contained in the letter.”

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