Barak accuses Ashkenazi of bribery

Defense Minister Ehud Barak accused former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi on Sunday of crimes related to receiving a bribe and assisting in giving a bribe. Barak leveled the accusations at the former chief of staff in a letter he sent Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein.
In the letter, Barak also called on State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss to immediately publish his report into the Harpaz Affair, which he claimed would reveal “harsh conclusions” regarding Ashkenazi’s conduct in relation to the affair.
“The draft report and the evidence it is based on paints a difficult picture including a series of crimes,” Barak wrote.
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