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Likud demands investigation against Bennett for bribery

Likud demands investigation against Bennett for bribing hospitals

PM accused of offering billions to hospital budgets in exchange for silence on COVID crisis. PMO denies accusations.

Hedge funder who gave to Orthodox causes gets 7 months in jail

Jewish philanthropist and former hedge fund exec gets 7 months in jail in NYC bribery case

Murray Huberfeld, a hedge fund executive who donated to Chabad and other Orthodox groups in Brooklyn, gets 7 months for bribery scheme.

Minister Litzman's aide arrested in bribery probe

Suspicion: Litzman's aide was bribed to drop warning labels from food products

Aide to Yaakov Litzman among suspects arrested in anti-corruption case in which gov't food warning labels were dropped in exchange for money

Mayors of two Israeli towns arrested in bribery investigation

Mayors of two Israeli towns arrested in bribery investigation

10 suspects arrested, 9 more detained in connection with probes into bribery, money laundering, and other corruption allegations.

'The card tower will soon collapse'

'The card tower will soon collapse'

Netanyahu expected to be charged with breach of trust and bribery. PM's associates: The charges are "absurd."

Former Police Chief in closed conversation: 'AG won't break'

Former Police Chief in closed conversation: 'AG won't break'

'I've no doubt indictment against Prime Minister will include bribery offense,' former police commissioner says.

Rabbinate worker arrested on suspicion of bribery

Rabbinate worker arrested on suspicion of bribery

The senior employee allegedly received bribes and favors in the form of money in exchange for special benefits.

NY hedge fund manager pleads guilty in massive fraud scandal

NY hedge fund manager pleads guilty in massive fraud scandal

Hedge fund manager Murray Huberfeld pleads guilty in massive bribery scandal that reached all the way to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Aryeh Deri grilled by police for sixth time

Aryeh Deri grilled by police for sixth time

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri is interrogated by police Thursday over a slew of allegations, including tax evasion and money laundering.

Former Chief Rabbi's sentence reduced by 1 year

Former Chief Rabbi's sentence reduced by 1 year

Sentence against former Chief Rabbi convicted of bribery reduced to 3 1/2 years in line with plea bargain.

President Rivlin commutes prison sentence of Holocaust survivor

President Rivlin commutes prison sentence of Holocaust survivor

President Reuven Rivlin replaces sentence with community service and fine, after survivor was convicted of bribery.

Former Chief Rabbi appeals jail sentence

Former Chief Rabbi appeals jail sentence

Rabbi Yona Metzger requests court hearing before beginning to serve prison sentence two months from now.

Peru's wanted ex-President on way to Israel

Peru's wanted ex-President on way to Israel

Alejandro Toledo, once the President of Peru and now wanted internationally on bribery charges, has left the U.S. for Israel.

Peru hunts ex-president Toledo over graft claims

Peru hunts ex-president Toledo over graft claims

Peru alerts US, Israel, France to cooperate in manhunt for ex-President Toledo involved in multi-million dollar bribery scandal.

Former Chief Rabbi signs plea bargain

Former Chief Rabbi signs plea bargain

Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger signs plea bargain confessing to charges of accepting $2.6 million in bribes; to serve 3.5 years in prison.

PA cop nabbed attempting to bribe way into Israel

PA cop nabbed attempting to bribe way into Israel

3 suspects arrested for allegedly attempting to bribe Israeli guards at checkpoint, gain illegal entry into pre-1967 Israel.

Ex-Shas MK identified as suspect in sex-for-votes scandal

Ex-Shas MK identified as suspect in sex-for-votes scandal

Former Shas MK Amnon Cohen identified as suspect arrested in bribery case involving sexual favors provided in exchange for Knesset votes.

Remand extended for ex-MK suspected trading votes for bribes

Remand extended for ex-MK suspected trading votes for bribes

The Magistrate Court extended by 5 days the remand of the former MK accused of accepting bribes during his service in the Knesset.

Suspicion: Ex-MK traded votes for sexual favors

Suspicion: Ex-MK traded votes for sexual favors

Ex-MK detained for questioning on suspicion he accepted bribes from businessman to promote legislation.

Report: Bribed soldiers let Arabs through checkpoints

'Bribed soldiers let Arabs through checkpoints'

Soldiers arrested for allegedly taking bribes from Palestinian Authority Arabs to let them through security checkpoints.

'Dr. Cannabis' gets 46 months in jail

'Dr. Cannabis' gets 46 months in jail

Tel Aviv district court sentences Dr. Avraham Dotan to 46 months in jail and 18 month suspended sentence for cannabis-related crimes.

Nazareth Illit mayor sentenced to 6 months for bribery

Nazareth Illit mayor sentenced to 6 months in jail

Shimon Gapso given six month sentence, pledges to return to politics at the end of his term.

Rabbi Pinto heads to jail with hundreds of followers

Pinto heads to jail with hundreds of followers

Nitzan prison prepares for arrival of Shuvu Yisrael spiritual leader, escorted by hundreds of followers.

AG officially closes investigation into Ehud Barak bribery claim

AG closes investigation into Barak bribery claim

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announces closure of investigation into former Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

Former Labor leader Ben-Eliezer to be tried for corruption

Former MK Ben-Eliezer to be tried for corruption

Attorney General announced he will place former MK on trial on a host of charges, including bribery and tax evasion.

Rabbi Pinto: My Suffering Saves Jews From 'Judgment'

Pinto: My Suffering Saves Jews From 'Judgment'

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto told followers that his suffering in being tried for bribery "will save the Jewish people from “a difficult judgment."

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto Convicted

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto Convicted

Shuvu Yisrael sect leader in the center of corruption scandal confesses as part of plea bargain.

Labor 'Bribes' Voters With Free Fruit - Then Denies It

Labor 'Bribes' Voters With Free Gifts, Then Denies

Labor reps hand out free oranges in Jerusalem, post pictures on Facebook, just days after court bans Jewish Home from doing the same.

Prosecution Recommends Corruption Trial for Ben-Eliezer

Prosecution Recommends Trial for Ben-Eliezer

Prosecutors recommended putting former MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer on trial for of bribery, Channel Two reported.

Massive Electrical Outages Caused by State Bribery?

Massive Electrical Outages Due to State Bribery?

Investigation recordings expose state-run IEC officials took $20 million bribe to push faulty system that crashed project to stop outages.

Police Recommend Indictment Against Former MK Ben-Eliezer

Police Recommend Indictment Against Ben-Eliezer

Police recommend indictment of former Labor MK over bribes, money laundering, fraud, and tax-related offenses.

IDF Officer Investigated for Smuggling Arabs Into Israel

Officer Investigated for Smuggling Arabs to Israel

Officer suspected of illegally issuing entry permits to Arabs from Judea and Samaria in stark breach of security.

Former Tourism Minister Accused of Bribe-Taking

Former Tourism Minister Accused of Bribe-Taking

Former Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov, is being investigated over charges of bribery.

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto to Testify in Arbiv Bribery Case

Pinto to Testify in Arbiv Bribery Case

Both corruption cases, which have captivated Israeli media, to finally move forward as Rabbi Pinto brought in from US.

Tuesday is Sentencing Day for Olmert

Tuesday is Sentencing Day for Olmert

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, convicted on two counts of bribery, expected to be given prison sentence.

Leftist Activists Bribe Israeli Passersby To Support 'Peace'

Leftist Activists Bribe Israelis To Back 'Peace'

Leftist group announces it will hand out checks for $1,175 on Friday in Tel Aviv, to convince passersby that peace will pay off financially.

Olmert's Lawyer Blames the Media

Olmert's Lawyer Blames the Media

Attorney Eli Zohar says the media “judges defendants in the town square”.

Expert: It Could be Years Before Olmert Goes to Prison

'It Could be Years Before Olmert Goes to Prison'

Professor Suzie Navot says that Olmert will appeal his bribery conviction and that this process can take years.

Erdogan Replaces Half His Cabinet Amid Corruption Scandal

Erdogan Replaces Half His Cabinet Amid Scandal

Turkish Prime Minister replaces half the ministers in his cabinet hours after three ministers resign over a corruption investigation.

Jailed Terrorists Tried to Bribe Jailer

Jailed Terrorists Tried to Bribe Jailer

Terrorists offered jailer 20,000 shekels if he lets them smuggle cell phones into prison.