The State has once again sued extreme rightist Noam Federman, this time for funds he is said to owe following the court's reversal of a verdict. According to the suit filed in Jerusalem Tuesday, Federman owes the State NIS 60,000 ($15,200).
The prosecution stated that in October of 2005, the court ordered the State to pay Federman NIS 100,000 ($25,400) in compensation for reneging on an indictment filed against him in 2002. The State had accused him of a number of weapon felony counts.
The court granted Federman compensation, and the State began to transfer the funds while simultaneously appealing for a reversal of the verdict with the High Court of Justice.
One year ago the High Court ordered that the compensation be cut, and the State demanded that Federman return the excess funds he had received in coordination with the new verdict.
The prosecution claims the State has sent Federman a number of letters demanding its money back, but that he has chosen to ignore the order. He has been ordered to pay back NIS 60,000 ($15,200). Federman could not be reached for comment.