Senior police fraud investigator arrested in bribes for intel scandal

Signs indicate that the police officer sold information relating to investigations against a major crime family based in Tel Aviv.

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July 10, 2014 15:04
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The Justice Ministry's internal affairs division on Thursday announced that a senior intelligence and interrogations official from the National Fraud Unit was arrested on June 26, for allegedly selling information relating to police investigations.

The identity of the police officer is banned from publication for the time being.

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The officer is suspected of selling information relating to investigations involving organized crime targets in the Tel Aviv area, in particular one of the largest crime families in Israel.

Tel Aviv police said that following an undercover investigation, they managed to find a civilian who helped broker the alleged transfer of information. That person, who himself is linked to the same major crime family, was arrested on Thursday.

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