State Prosecutor drops case against V15 group

Shai Nitzan decides police should not investigate the anti-Netanyahu organization, after Likud requested probe.

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
February 25, 2015 20:03
V-15 activists protest outside PM residence.

V-15 activists protest outside PM residence. . (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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State Attorney Shai Nitzan decided Wednesday that the police should not investigate the left-wing political organization V15.

The Likud asked Nitzan to probe whether V15 was breaking laws prohibiting raising too much money for parties and raising money for parties from people who are not Israeli citizens.

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But Nitzan did not find a connection between V15 – which has raised huge sums abroad for its effort to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – and any particular party.

V15 released a statement mocking the Likud’s press conference three weeks ago, in which four MKs, including two deputy ministers, compared V15’s fund-raising to the 1999 non-profit organizations scandal that involved current Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog.

“The state comptroller, attorney- general, Central Elections Committee and district court took the air out of the Likud’s spin and made a mockery out of the brown-nosing sycophants from the delusional press conference,” V15 said in a statement.

The Likud did not issue a response to Nitzan’s decision.

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