Veteran head of Fraud Squad to retire

Lt.-Cmdr. Miri Golan - for years the head of the Israel Police's National Fraud Squad - will retire in October and be replaced by Asst.-Cmdr. Shlomi Ayalon, currently Israel Police's Berlin representative. Golan, the highest-ranking woman in the police investigated many high-profile cases, including those of politicians Binyamin Netanyahu, Omri Sharon and Omri's father, then prime minister Ariel Sharon. Golan had reportedly been promised by former internal security minister Tzahi Hanegbi a promotion to the coveted rank of commander, but to no avail.