4 more suspects arrested as new allegations emerge in ‘Yisrael Beytenu corruption case’

Police on Monday arrested four additional suspects in the far-reaching “Yisrael Beytenu corruption case”, including former municipality officials suspected of bribery, fraud, and money laundering.

None of the four are mayors or local council heads, but nonetheless police suspect that they conspired to skim money from payments of state funds to local councils and other public bodies, and inflated budgets and conspired to award state contracts to associates, essentially the same methods used in the wider Yisrael Beytenu case.

The allegations against the suspects came to light as part of the wider investigation into the Yisrael Beytenu case, police said, adding that they are backed up by testimony secured by state witnesses. At least one of the four suspects was arrested and released shortly after the Yisrael Beytenu case broke, under different allegations.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/4-more-suspects-arrested-as-new-allegations-emerge-in-Yisrael-Beytenu-corruption-case-411689

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