Shula Zaken convicted of fraud, breach of trust

February 26, 2012 11:11


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The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court convicted Shula Zaken on Sunday of fraud and breach of trust offenses in regard to the Tax Authority corruption affair. Zaken will be sentenced at a later date.

Zaken was found guilty of abusing her position in the Prime Minister's Office and prior to that in the Treasury, by brokering bribes to advance the personal interests of her brother, Yoram Karashi.Former Tax Authority director Jacky Matza was convicted in January 2011 of fraud, breach of trust and being an accessory to a bribe, and sentenced to a year in prison and another year’s suspended sentence for his role in the “takeover” of the government body by two private businessmen who used him to promote candidates to top jobs for their own interests.

Zaken's brother, Yoram Karashi, was sentenced to seven months in prison in October for his part in the affair.

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