J'lem affairs minister questioned under warning

Police confirmed Sunday night that Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ya'akov Edry (Kadima) had been questioned under warning on Sunday evening after he arrived at police offices to offer a statement regarding a rabbinic courts scandal that broke in the autumn of 2006. Representatives of the National Fraud Squad said that Edry had first been asked to come and offer a statement, but during questioning, police said, it became "necessary" to question the minister under warning. Investigators said that Edry is suspected of attempting to receive kickbacks. Edry's questioning lasted a number of hours and ended only in the evening. Police said that the minister cooperated with investigators, and answered all of their questions.