Yisrael Beytenu candidate offers 'bribes'

December 12, 2012 22:16


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A week after Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman banished three of his party's MKs, he has a new scandal on his hands involving a candidate for the next Knesset that he put on his party's list in their stead.

Channel 10 revealed a recording Wednesday night of former MK Leon Litinetsky promising government funded jobs as polling station staff on Election Day to whichever party activists bring out the most voters.

Litinetsky, who is in the realistic 34th slot on the joint Likud-Yisrael Beytenu list, was caught on tape promising in Russian NIS 800 for eight hours of "easy work" or NIS 300 for part time work.

Central Elections Committee spokesman Giora Pordes said such promises were against the law. He also said the sums quoted were incorrect.

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