Public official under investigation for suspected fraud, breach of trust

This development is part of another fraud investigation that is also being held at the NFIU, which became public a week ago, and with it the need to investigate additional suspicions emerged.

Lahav 433  (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Lahav 433
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
The 433 National Fraud Investigations Unit (NFIU) at Lahav 433 detained a suspect this morning – a public servant – for investigation into allegedly committing offenses relating to public corruption and ethics violations.
This development is part of another fraud investigation that is also being held by the unit and became public a week ago, and with it, the need emerged to investigate additional suspicions.
The suspect allegedly took advantage of his public standing to further the interests of others.
A spokesperson for the Israel Police confirmed that the suspect is an aide to a minister in the Israeli government.
The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Israel Police, accompanied by Taxation and Economic Affairs prosecutors.

Last week, five people, including an assistant to a high ranking public figure at the President's office, were arrested and interrogated on suspicion of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
The other four are not public servants, but are in work-supplier relationships, are service providers, etc.