Louis Mascotta
Photo: Michael Kramer
Gabi Ashkenazi
Photo: Yaron Brener

Ashkenazi personal items found in soldier's home

Memorabilia items found in home of soldier convicted of stealing credit cards, gun from former IDF chief Ashkenazi's office

Two years after Corporal Louis Mascotta was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing credit cards and a gun from then IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi's office, other memorabilia items allegedly stolen from the office were discovered at the soldier's house.


Police recently raided Mascotta's house as part of an investigation against one of his family members and came across valuable personal items which were apparently kept in a vault.


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Military police had apparently missed the items during their investigation against Mascotta two years ago.


Among the items that were found were a silver-coated photo album with a personal inscription belonging to Ashkenazi; a whistle with a gold chain with a personal inscription; a set of eight pens; six pens with the IDF logo engraved on them; two compasses from former IDF Chief Dan Halutz and a watch with a personal inscription.

מסקוטה, לאחר שנעצר. נידון לעשר שנות מאסר (צילום: ירון ברנר)

Mascotta after arrest in 2010 (Photo: Yaron Brener)


The officers also found binoculars on the television in the house as well as a classified notebook.


The officers informed military police of their findings and the IDF has renewed its investigation against Mascotta who is currently serving his term in a military prison. It is possible he will be charged with additional counts of theft.




פרסום ראשון: 12.09.12, 20:03
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