A-G won't advise Katsav on how to act

Responds to report quoting him as saying that president ought to resign.

October 12, 2006 00:38
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A-G won't advise Katsav on how to act

mazuz 248.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])


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Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz said Wednesday he has no intention, at this stage of the investigation, of expressing any opinion, legal or ethical, on whether President Moshe Katsav should suspend himself. "When the police investigation is over, and after the prosecution has examined the evidence, I will consider whether to take a position on this matter," he said. Mazuz's comment came in response to a front-page report in Ma'ariv quoting him as saying that Katsav ought to resign. Mazuz also pointed out that he had no authority to order Katsav to suspend himself because of the criminal investigation being conducted against him. He said the only ones who could make such a decision were Katsav or the Knesset. The police team headed by Lt.-Cmdr. Baruch Segilovich reportedly is due to wrap up its investigation, including the additional assignments that Mazuz gave it at a meeting on September 19, and submit its conclusions next week. Most of the evidence gathered by police is already in the hands of the Jerusalem District Attorney's Office and is being studied. Nevertheless, Mazuz wants to know the police opinion since the investigators are the most familiar with the evidence and have met the witnesses and suspects face-to-face. According to estimates, the file should be on Mazuz's table in less than one month.

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