Mob boss Domrani arrested - for forging a traffic ticket

Elusive police target Shalom Domrani will face charges of aggravated counterfeiting and fraud, among other charges.

July 4, 2013 18:35
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Handcuffs (illustrative photo) 370. (photo credit: Reuters)

Reputed mobster Shalom Domrani, for years one of the main targets of the Israel Police, was arrested last night for illegally altering a traffic ticket.

Domrani, considered the leader of a major criminal organization based in the South, was arrested along with two associates by officers from the National Economic Crimes Unit of the Israel Police’s LAHAV 433 unit.

According to police, the 38- year-old Domrani received a speeding ticket in the early hours of the morning of February 3. Police said that Domrani and his two associates then altered the police affidavit on the arrest report, in an attempt to put the charge on a different driver.

The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court extended the remand of each of the men by four days. They potentially face charges of aggravated counterfeiting and fraud, among other charges.

In December, Southern District Central Investigative Unit reported that it had cracked an attempt by rival mobsters to fire a LAW missile at Domrani’s house.

The plot reportedly involved one would-be assassin driving a tractor to a field near Domrani’s house on Moshav Otzem, where he would then climb atop the raised frontloader and fire the missile at Domrani’s house.

Police said that if the plan had been successful, it would have sparked an all-out gang war between Domrani’s organization and rival gangs in the South.

Police revealed the plan soon after Domrani returned to Israel from Morocco, where he had relocated several months earlier to escape the heat from police investigations.

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