(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Deputy Attorney-General Mike Blass said on Tuesday that there is no room to bring disciplinary or other administrative measures against senior police and prosecution officials that led the investigation of MK Haim Ramon.Ramon had contended
that the four may have deliberately withheld the transcripts from his
counsel. He argued that had the defense been in possession of the
material before the trial began, the outcome might well have been
In a report from June of this year, state comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss named four senior officials in the police and prosecution as being responsible for the state’s failure to provide Ramon with transcripts of wiretapped conversations related to his indictment and said the state ought to consider taking punitive measures against them.
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The four mentioned in the report were Miri Golan, former head of the National Fraud Investigation Unit, Dep.-Cmdr. Eran Kamin, who headed the investigation against Ramon, as well as Ruth David and Ariella Segal-Antler.
The transcripts pertained to the affair in which Ramon was charged with forcibly kissing a female IDF officer.
Blass concluded that the four were guilty of “substantial negligence,” but that they had not acted maliciously.
At the time, the court convicted Ramon of committing an indecent act against the officer.
Blass on Tuesday said in his decision that the state prosecution and
police employees had gone through enough during the course of the
investigation into their behavior, which has continued for four years.
He added that the state comptroller’s June findings that the four were
guilty of substantial negligence would go into their personal files.
Dan Izenberg contributed to this report.