A former Tel Aviv District prosecutor and top defense attorney was arrested this week on charges of obstruction of justice in a wide-reaching corruption case that has been described as an “earthquake” for Israeli law enforcement.
Ruth David was arrested on Tuesday night on suspicion of obstruction of justice for assistance she gave her then client Attorney Ronel Fisher after his arrest back in July. She is suspected of contacting other people of interest in the case on behalf of Fisher, and helping them get their stories straight before questioning by police.
David spent decades as a Tel Aviv District prosecutor, before joining Fisher’s law firm in 2012. In the years she worked for the state she prosecuted a series of high-profile cases involving politicians, leading businessmen, and organized crime figures.