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Shin Bet official suspected of fiscal misconduct

Police recommend filing charges against section chief over financial improprieties

A section chief with the Shin Bet has recently been suspended over allegations of financial improprieties pertaining to his office, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.


The International Crimes Unit, whose officers have been heading the case, recommended filing criminal charges against the intelligence officer, whose rank is akin to that of a lieutenant-colonel in the IDF.


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A gag order has been issued on most of the case's details.


According to available details, Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo asked the Police's International Crimes Unit to take over the investigation once suspicions against the officer arose.


The alleged improprieties took place in 2009-2011.


The investigation has derived sufficient evidentiary basis to warrant criminal charges, a police source said.


The officer – who vehemently denies the allegations – has been suspended pending the conclusion of the investigation and any possible legal proceedings.



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