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  5/9/2010, Iyar 25, 5770

'Key Man' in Holyland Case Released to House Arrest


Meir Rabin, known as the "key man" in Jerusalem's Holyland corruption scandal, was released to 20 days of house arrest on Sunday under 550,000 shekels bond after he was held in jail for a month. His passport was confiscated under a six-month travel ban.

Defense attorneys welcomed the decision but were critical of the time their client was jailed, given the fact that no charges have been placed against him and investigators have not convinced him to turn state's evidence. The court noted that the investigation is producing new aspects of the case all the time.