Lindenstrauss issues warrant protecting Zelekha from dismissal

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October 10, 2007 19:19

 
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State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss issued a temporary warrant protecting Finance Ministry Accountant-General Yaron Zelekha from dismissal by his superior, Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On, Wednesday evening. Zelekha was the state official who originally alerted Lindenstrauss to potential foul play by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the sale of the core control of Bank Leumi shares when Olmert was serving as finance minister. Bar-On gave the Prime Minister's Office a request to approve the nomination of Shuki Oren as the new accountant-general. The government was expected to discuss Oren's nomination on Sunday; and he was set to begin serving as accountant-general on November 18. Zelekha has the backing not only of Lindenstrauss but also of MKs from a wide spectrum, such as Shelly Yacimovich (Labor) and Aryeh Eldad (NU/NRP). They claimed that interested parties were "working against Zelekha because he is a whistle blower."

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