Court convicts Upper Nazareth Mayor Gafsou of bribery, fraud

Haifa District Court Judge Oded Gershon on Thursday convicted both Upper Nazareth Mayor Shimon Gafsou and his former top deputy, Adi Barko, on bribery and fraud charges.

The trial started in January 2014.

After the 2008 municipal elections, Gafsou and Barko had received what constituted a bribe by conditioning the completion of a financial transaction, which City Council member Samyoun Brown was involved in, on his resigning from the council.


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