A-G to review recommendations on Danziger

Supreme Court justice accused of providing free legal advice to Bat Yam mayor, suspicions of bribery unsupported.

September 21, 2011 05:22
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Yoram Danziger

Danziger311. (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.

On Monday, 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.

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However, police did recommend that Lahiani be prosecuted after investigations revealed that sufficient evidence exists to charge him for a string of bribery and fraud offenses.

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.

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