Attorney Ronel Fisher fought for release to house arrest before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in an appeal from a lower court decision that he be kept in police custody until the end of his trial for bribery.
Fisher was indicted in the Jerusalem District Court on May 14, along with former head Tel Aviv state prosecutor Ruth David, police Supt. (ret.) Eran Malka, businessmen Yair Biton and several others in a case that has shaken law enforcement to its foundations. After David retired from public service, she became Fisher’s partner in his defense firm.
A month ago, former police Central District head Asst.-Ch. (ret.) Bruno Stein was also announced as a suspect in a spin-off from the case, as part of a plea bargain deal with Malka in which he will testify against the other defendants.