Attorney Ronel Fisher (C) appears in court..
(photo credit: YONATHAN SINDEL / FLASH 90)
A police officer from the anti-fraud unit was questioned under caution on Monday in connection to a bribery and corruption case involving a prominent attorney and the head of the Ashdod port workers union.
The questioning of the officer came hours before the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court extended by four days the remand of attorney Ronel Fisher, who is suspected of having offered information on investigations handled by his police officer clients in exchange for bribes. The extension was the second time Fisher has been ordered kept in custody since he was arrested on Thursday.
The case deals with allegations that Fisher served as a middle man in a series of bribery schemes between senior police officials and clients of his under investigation – including bribes to close cases or pass on classified information, such as to Ashdod Port union head Alon Hassan.
Fisher has close relations to a number of top police officials and has represented a number of top officers, such as Dep.-Ch. Ephraim Bracha, who heads the National Fraud Squad.