MK Cohen: Katsav's annulment of plea bargain 'a sordid ruse'

"Katsav's annulment of the plea bargain seems to me to be a sordid ruse, which attempts to depend on the fact that the prosecution has de facto rejected some of the complaints of the plaintiffs," MK Ran Cohen (Meretz) said Tuesday of the former president's decision to plead not guilty at the opening of his trial. Cohen assessed that Katsav's defense team "will try to reduce the guilt that was agreed upon in the plea bargain." "I call upon Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz to believe the plaintiffs' versions once more and submit an indictment for the terrible actions that they have related," he said.