Former Ramat Gan powerhouse mayor convicted of bribery, money-laundering

Former 24-year Ramat Gan powerhouse Mayor Zvi Bar was convicted on Thursday by the Tel Aviv District Court of bribery, money-laundering and other offenses, while he was acquitted on some more minor offenses.

Bar had denied all of the charges in the trial which has been running since November 2013, and which included accusations of accepting around NIS 2 million in bribes and running a series of illegal interventions in real estate transactions in the city.

In its opening statement, the prosecution said Bar had made sure that he was the gatekeeper of all real estate transactions, ensuring that developers could only move forward by paying him off.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Former-Ramat-Gan-powerhouse-mayor-convicted-of-bribery-money-laundering-392271

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