Beinish. Did not respond to letters sent in the past
Photo: Yaron Brener

Serial harasser of public figures arrested

Indictment filed against Herzliya man suspected of threatening senior state officials, including Supreme Court President Dorit Beinish

A suspected serial harasser of different state officials has been arrested after sending a fax with curses to a police station. One of the people he is suspected of threatening is Supreme Court President Dorit Beinish.


Yoram Korngold, a 51-year-old Herzliya resident, was indicted at the Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court on Friday morning, and the police asked the court to keep him in custody until the completion of all legal proceedings.


The investigation was launched after the Glilot region police received a fax with Torah verses and curses directed at a woman, including "you whore" and "may you burn in hell."


The police telephoned the man and asked who he was referring to. "All of the station's police officers," he replied, before being arrested.


As they were questioning the suspect, the station received a complaint from the Jerusalem Police about a Herzliya resident who sent Judge Beinish a letter with curses and threats. Asked about the letter, Korngold confessed that he had threatened the Supreme Court president after she failed to respond to letters he sent to her in the past.


"You should be ashamed of yourself, scum of the earth. I'm giving you one last chance," he allegedly wrote to her.


The investigation revealed that the man is suspected of harassing other state officials as well, claiming that his appeals are being ignored. He was arrested on Tuesday and sent to a psychiatric evaluation by the court.



פרסום ראשון: 11.19.10, 10:32
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