State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss approved this week MK Nachman Shai’s military pension and said he was closing the probe regarding him.
In December, Lindenstrauss opened an investigation into the IDF pension
received by the Kadima MK from the Defense Ministry. It had been
revealed that after serving only three years as IDF spokesman, Shai had
been granted a military pension for life. According to information
obtained by the State Comptroller’s Office, Shai had been handed the
rank of brigadier-general and a five-year unpaid vacation, bringing his
military service up to eight years and therefore fulfilling the
criteria to receive a pension.
In a letter this week to Shai, Lindenstrauss said he had received all
the necessary documents from the military, including the information on
which the original decision to grant him with a pension was based, and
that he had decided not to continue with the probe. “I am delighted
with the decision of the state comptroller,” Shai said in a statement.
“Like I said all along, the decision was made by the military via the
correct channels, and now it has also been approved by the state
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