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Underworld kingpin Asi Abutbul, serving a 13-year jail sentence after becoming
the second person in Israeli legal history to be convicted of running an
organized crime syndicate, was indicted on Tuesday for allegedly threatening
Three Israel Prison Service officers complained of threats
in the indictment, filed against Abutbul at the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s
Court. The incidents took place at the Rimonim prison facility in the Sharon
district over the past several months, the indictment said.
recent took place on November 2, when Na’ava Gil, who serves as a prison appeals
committee officer, was accompanying Abutbul out of the hall in which the
committee had convened.
“The accused turned around, looked at Gil’s name
tag, and threatened her, saying, ‘Because of you I know I won’t get an addition
to my kiosk [food portion], and your name is Na’ava. I’ll remember that name and
chase you for my whole life,’” the indictment sheet read.
On January 28,
officer Assaf Ma’atuk notified Abutbul that he had 15 minutes left to speak on
the phone, in accordance with prison regulations.
“Good guys on the
outside won’t take that lying down....
I promise you...and I’m a son of a
bitch if I’m wrong,” Abutbul told him, according to the
Later, Abutbul allegedly attempted to obtain the name of
Ma’atuk's mother from another jailer, Eliav Tzipora.
“If you’re be a
bastard to me, I’ll ensure I’m a bastard to you and tell stories,” he allegedly
told Tzipora the same day.