Bat Yam Mayor Shlomi Lahiani petitioned the High Court to postpone the hearing set for it, and to hold it after the holiday season. In the petition, Lahiani claimed that holding the hearing by the end of the month would not allow him to study the full material of the investigation.
He said the investigation team worked a long time collecting material against him, so it makes sense that his lawyers be afforded the same. Lahiani is suspected of bribery, fraud, breach of trust and tax evasion. (Aviel Magnezi)