Meir Rabin. Remand may be extended fourth time
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Police: Meir Rabin embroiled in 18 counts of bribery

Police concerned that release of 'macher' in Holyland corruption scandal may allow him to disrupt probe

Eighteen counts of bribery over the course of a decade - These are the allegations the police are slapping on Meir Rabin, suspected of mediating the giving of bribes in the Holyland corruption affair.


This astounding figure came up during a hearing on the extension of Rabin's remand. The investigators asked the court to keep him in police custody for another seven days out of concern that, if released, he would disrupt investigative proceedings together with suspects not yet brought in for investigation.


If authorized, this will be the fourth time his remand has been extended, making the total time thus far in policy custody 30 days. If the police wish to request an additional extension beyond this period, they will require special authorization from the attorney general.


Rabin has recently ceased cooperating with his investigators.


"He has yet to give a full account of all the suspicions being leveled against him," said an official in the investigation team.


Meanwhile, senior police officials have reportedly met with Rabin recently in a bid to convince him to become a state witness.


פרסום ראשון: 04.28.10, 17:11
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