Police arrest man pretending to be PM's advisor

May 17, 2006 18:08


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Jerusalem police on Wednesday arrested a 48-year old psychologically deranged Israeli man suspected of posing as the prime minister's media advisor, police said. The suspect, who speaks fluent English, allegedly sent out notices about a purported conference the premier and other ministers were to attend next week, and had also harassed the Tourism Minster last week, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. The suspect, who told police he served as the prime minister's advisor until he was fired, was previously committed to a psychiatric institution for a five-month period by a court order. He was later released by the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on NIS 2,500 bail.

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