Borovsky staying on unless police summon him [pg. 4]

By DAN IZENBERG
November 5, 2006 23:36
1 minute read.

Ya'acov Borovsky, the head of the State Comptroller's Office anti-corruption unit, who allegedly tried to bribe prime minister Ariel Sharon and his son, Omri, will only take a vacation from work if the police decide to call him in for questioning, he told The Jerusalem Post Sunday. "I am working," Borovsky said. "If someone decides to question me on the hallucinatory and libelous allegations, I will, in accordance with my own values, take a vacation from work." On Wednesday, Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz asked police to look into an allegation by former Likud central committee member Solomon Karubi. During an interview Sunday night on Channel 1 television news, Karubi charged that a friend of Borovsky's, Dep.-Cmdr. David Siso, had spoken to him in Borovsky's presence. Siso allegedly asked Karubi, who was close to Likud MK Omri Sharon, to speak to Ariel Sharon on Borovsky's behalf. Siso allegedly asked him to pass on a message to Sharon, to the effect that if internal security Minister Tzahi Hanegbi appointed Borovsky - who at the time was police commander of the Northern District - the new chief of police, Borovsky would arrange to replace the members of the police team investigating Ariel and Omri Sharon. Borovsky said the story was "an absolute fabrication." The following day, both Karubi and Borovsky lodged complaints against each other with the police. Both complaints will be investigated by the police, a Justice Ministry spokesperson said. Borovsky told the Post he had not yet been summoned for questioning, and would continue to work until he was. He said the police might close the case without calling him in, since the allegation was baseless.


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