Tax official arrested on suspicion of leaking probe details

November 22, 2010 21:28


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A senior Tax Authority official was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of leaking details of an investigation into nepotism at the Meuhedet Health Fund to the individuals targeted by the police investigation.

Earlier this month, police arrested a senior Meuhedet Health Fund manager and on suspicion of illegally arranging for jobs worth millions of shekels to be awarded to a firm run by relatives. Two relatives were also arrested in the case, which was jointly investigated by police and the Tax Authority.

Now, police believe the suspects were tipped off by the Tax Authority official.

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