Police: Evidence exists Maimon fraudulently bought land

Interior Ministry D-G allegedly purchased plots of land reserved for Gush Katif evacuees, local residents in Yad Binyamin.

January 5, 2011 15:23
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Interior Ministry D-G Gabi Maimon in court.

Gabi Maimon 311. (photo credit: Ben Hartman)


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Police said on Wednesday that sufficient evidence has been gathered against Interior Ministry director-general Gabi Maimon for an indictment on charges of fraudulently purchasing plots of land reserved for Gush Katif evacuees and local residents in Yad Binyamin. Maimon was arrested in November, and police announced on Wednesday that they recommend he be charged with fraudulently receiving goods, and using a forged document.

Police also believe the head of the Nahal Sorek Regional Council, Eli Eksozido, should be charged with fraud, violating public trust and providing a false document in connection with the investigation.

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The case has been transferred to central district state prosecutors.

The National Economic Crimes Unit and the Lahav 433 Unit completed the investigation this week into the alleged illegal purchase of plots of land.

The investigation began following a request by State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss for police to look into the matter.

The plots had been reserved for evacuees of Gush Katif and residents of the Nahal Sorek Regional Council, and police believe the suspects illegally bought the plots through straw buyers who met the criteria for making the transactions.

A police source told The Jerusalem Post in November that the investigation was focusing on five plots of land.

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