'Ma'ariv' military correspondent gets six months in jail for wiretapping

The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Thursday sentenced Ma'ariv's military correspondent Eitan Rabin to six months in jail and gave him a one-year suspended sentence for illegal wiretapping. According to the conviction, Rabin recorded a telephone call between the newspaper's owner Ofir Nimrodi and editor Amnon Dunkner and played the recording to Prime Minister's Office chief of staff Yoram Turbovich, who was mentioned in the phone conversation. The original indictment was amended as part of a plea bargain, a clause accusing Rabin of extortion being removed. Rabin was also fined 10,000 shekels and next month, the court will decide whether to replace his jail sentence with community service.