Boaz Harpaz
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Ex-officer to be indicted for 'Galant document'

State prosecution to charge Boaz Harpaz with attempting to influence nomination of IDF chief

Lieutenant-Colonel (res.) Boaz Harpaz is to be indicted on charges of forging documents in an attempt to influence the nomination of the next IDF chief of staff, the State Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday.


Dozens of IDF officials were summoned to testify before the police in the case of the 'Galant document', which describes a smear campaign allegedly ordered by Yoav Galant while he was being considered for the position.


Harpaz, the main suspect in the affair, was released to house arrest in September. In recent weeks a special task force attempted to reach other officials involved in the affair, but there are currently no additional suspects.


Police were surprised to discover how much Harpaz knew about nominations within the military. "He threw out a lot of names at first, including those of politicians unrelated to the document, in order to throw us off the scent," a police official said.


Later Harpaz was presented with evidence that the document was written on his private computer. "I never thought it would go this far," he admitted to interrogators.


But the suspect continues to claim that no one else was involved in the affair.



פרסום ראשון: 01.26.11, 11:32
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