Man arrested for plotting to kill his lawyer

Suspect allegedly took decision to shoot attorney after accusing him of embezzling money from him during a deal.

June 27, 2012 03:36
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A man allegedly plotting to shoot dead his lawyer was arrested Tuesday after purchasing a handgun from an undercover police agent.

Detectives at the Zevulun police station north of Haifa received word that the man, a 47-year-old resident of Eilat with a criminal record, had taken a decision to shoot his attorney in the North, after accusing the lawyer of embezzling money from him during a deal. The lawyer had been hired by the suspect to represent him.

Police said the man had shown an interest in purchasing a firearm, adding that the undercover agent was sent to sell him the gun.

“As soon as he bought the gun, undercover police arrested him,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

A Haifa Magistrate’s Court extended his remand by four days.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated investigation, two residents of Kafr Kara in their 20s were arrested by Coastal District police on suspicion of preparing and hurling bombs in their village in recent months.

Property sustained some damage in some attacks, while some bombs were discovered before they went off, police said.

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