Tiberias mayor Zohar Oved arrested

Fraud Squad cites suspicions of election bribery, giving favors to get support.

February 27, 2007 10:06
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Tiberias Mayor Zohar Oved was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of election bribery, Israel Radio reported. According to the report, Oved was interrogated under caution after being arrested by National Fraud Squad investigators, who confiscated a large number of documents from his home and office. The mayor is suspected of giving bribes during the last elections and of granting favors to receive support for his position. Oved, the latest in a string of corruption-related arrests, is not the first Israeli mayor to be arrested for bribery. Last year, former Hadera mayor Yisrael Sadan was sentenced to eight months in jail and seven months of a suspended sentence for bribing three municipal representatives to join his coalition. Sadan resigned in 2005 following his indictment. Dan Izenberg contributed to this report.

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