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Mazuz: Investigation will continue Photo: Gil Yohanan
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Sharon investigation set to continue

Attorney General Menachem Mazuz rules to continue investigation involving prime minister despite his medical condition due to 'public interest'

Tal Rosner
Published: 02.15.06, 21:27 / Israel News

The investigation in the Cyril Kern episode involving Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will continue, according to a ruling by Attorney General Menachem Mazuz.

 

The ruling came at the end of a meeting held due to the medical condition of the prime minister, who is the central figure being investigated
in the case, and in light of the sentence given to his son, Omri, who was sentenced to nine months in jail.

 

Sources from the Ministry of Justice said that claims that the case should be closed due to Sharon's condition were not accepted by the attorney general, mainly due to the fact that the other suspect in the investigation is Gilad Sharon, the prime minister's son.

 

The meeting was held as part of a series of ongoing updates Mazuz is receiving on the investigation.

 

Public interest

 

During the meeting, the opinion was aired that the investigation should continue until it is completed, due to public interest, and the identity of those involved, as well as the amount of money involved in the activities being investigated.

 

The Cyril Kern case "exploded" on the eve of the 2003 general elections. The Sharon family, according to police suspicions, received huge amounts of money from the South Africa millionaire Cyril Kern, in order to cover debts from the 1999 primaries financial scandal – the same scandal for which Omri Sharon was sentenced for nine months in prison on Tuesday.

 

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