(photo credit: Courts Administration)
The Justice Ministry announced on Tuesday morning that the police
recommendations regarding Supreme Court Justice Yoram Danziger were being
considered and examined by Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein.
police recommended that no charges be brought against Danziger who had been
questioned under caution during an investigation into the suspicion that he
provided free legal advice to Bat Yam Mayor Shlomo Lahiani in his capacity as a
private lawyer before his appointment as a Supreme Court justice. No evidence
was found to back up suspicions of bribery, police said.
did recommend that Lahiani be prosecuted after investigations revealed that
sufficient evidence exists to charge him for a string of bribery and fraud
Danziger, who was appointed as a Supreme Court justice in 2007,
informed Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch last month he intended to take
leave of absence during the investigation.
He is the first Supreme Court
justice in Israel’s history to be questioned under caution in connection with a
criminal case.Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.