For 3 to 4 years he's done the "Israeli procrastination thing" and dragged his feet as much as possible, in a system just filled with lazy civil servants, a third rate police force and very strange ideas about what justice is or isn't.
At the end of the day, it comes down to the most well known feature of lawyers: time is money. The more time, the more money. That's why it takes 7-8 years to get a case to court and when it gets there, it's delay after delay and judges who buy the pathetic excuses because, after all, they're lawyers, too.
This thing would never have happened in a fully functional, efficiently-run State Prosecutor's office.
And that is why we have a Crime Minister, surrounded by fraudsters, thieves and sex offenders who should, two years ago, have been indicted, convicted and booted into prison for long enough to hurt like hell.
Mandelblit is simply playing a part. He's been on his boss's side all along. Or he's been got at. You don't fall into that hole if you've been straight.
This truly is a case of Cry, the Beloved Country. Corrupted to the gills.