NMeir Rabin 311.
(photo credit: NYaakov Lappin)
Property developer Meir Rabin, a key suspect in the Holyland corruption investigation, was remanded for another seven days on Monday.
Police had to receive special approval for the remand-extension request from Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein, since the suspect has been held in excess of 30 days. The approval was granted and the remand-extension request was accepted by the Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court.
Rabin is suspected of no fewer than 18 bribery offenses, police revealed during his previous remand hearing.
Rabin was arrested last month on suspicion of passing on tens of
millions of shekels in bribery money to decision-makers in the Jerusalem
Municipality in exchange for receiving approval for the enlarged and
controversial residential development overlooking the capital’s Malha
He is also suspected of acting as intermediary and
passing on NIS 1.5 million in bribes to former Israel Lands Authority
head Ya’acov Efrati on behalf of former Bank Hapoalim chairman Dan
Dankner, in order to ensure that industrial land he owned in Atlit could
be converted into profitable real estate developments.
addition, Rabin is suspected of involvement in real estate bribery
offenses involving developments by the Zera company and the Tzuk Menara