Former Police Ch.-Insp. Eran Malka was sentenced to eight years in prison on Sunday morning on charges of bribery, money laundering, fraud, breach of trust and obstruction of justice according to reports by Israel radio.
At the sentencing hearing, the judge said, "We are discussing a senior police officer who acted as part of a criminalized institution. He hurt the police in specific cases as well as public confidence. He was supposed to strengthen the police and instead he did the opposite."
Malka will be permitted to spend two weeks at home to say goodbye to his family, a deal that was included as part of his initial plea bargain.