Court: Lieberman's actions may be criminal

TA Magistrate's Court authorizes police review of documents seized from MK's attorney's office.

Lieberman har homa 224.8 (photo credit: AP [file])
Lieberman har homa 224.8
(photo credit: AP [file])
The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court refused to grant MK Avigdor Lieberman's request to prevent authorities from using documents seized at his attorney's office as part of an investigation against him, Thursday. The court's statement implied Lieberman's actions contain possible evidence of involvement in illegal activities. Lieberman and his attorney had claimed that the materials seized should not be subject to the investigation, citing attorney-client privilege. However the court said Lieberman's relationship with his attorney may have surpassed what is generally accepted as a proper attorney-client relationship. The court stated that the attorney may have possibly provided Lieberman with services generally surpassing customary legal services, thereby justifying the seizure. The court ruled that that because the documents may indicate involvement in criminal actives do not full under such protection, thereby authorizing the police a 30 day period to scrutinize the files baring any subsequent petitions to the Supreme Court. Lieberman has faced allegations of accepting bribes through his connections to a consulting firm were his daughter was a former employee. The MK has also been suspected of money-laundering related activities and fraud.