Attorney-General closes file against Kadima MK Edri

Attorney-General Menachem Mazuz decided Thursday to close the file against Absorption Minister and Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee Ya'acov Edri (Kadima), due to lack of evidence. "After reviewing evidence and testimonies on the matter, the Attorney-General has decided to close the case, as insufficient evidence on which to base an indictment was found," wrote a senior aide to Mazuz. Edri allegedly worked, while serving as the assistant public security minister, to promote a police officer in exchange for receiving a large quantity of New Year's greeting cards - a deal which allegedly fell through. The National Fraud Squad announced that it had concluded its investigation into the MK in January.