Ex-cop gets 1.5 yrs. for Nimrodi case info leak

The Tel Aviv District Court rejected on Tuesday an appeal by former police official Arye Silverman and sentenced him to one and a half years in prison for leaking information to Ofer Nimrodi during the investigation against the Ma'ariv publisher, Israel Radio reported. Silverman, formerly an officer in the International Crimes Unit, was convicted of fraud, breach of trust and obstruction of justice. The court approved the conviction, but dropped the NIS 50,000 fine that the Magistrates' Court imposed on him.