Before approving the nominee for chief of police, Gal Hirsch, Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein will review various allegations that trickled out about Hirsch and his companies over the weekend, the Justice Ministry said.
One of these alleges that Georgia and Kazakhstan asked Israel to examine Hirsch’s connection to some dealings a firm of his had with companies in those countries that are under investigation.
Another claims an FBI investigation has a connection to Hirsch.
A spokesman for Hirsch called both allegations groundless and attacked the factual possibility of them, charging that Hirsch and his companies were not even involved in the business dealings to which they referred.
Nevertheless, the Justice Ministry confirmed it is reviewing the allegations, which could delay the appointment by days or weeks to give the ministry time to complete its review.
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