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      Archive: 7/5/2011

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        7/5/2011, Tammuz 3, 5771

      Kalansuwa Mayor, Aide Indicted on Corruption Charges

      Central District prosecutors filed corruption-related indictments Tuesday at the Petach Tikva District Court against Mayor Mahmoud Hadiga of the central Israeli Arab city of Kalansuwa and advisor Yusef Mar'i. The charges related to an attempt to blackmail a city council member for election support and dealings with contractors.

      Hadiga was charged with blackmail through threat, taking a bribe, fraud and breach of trust, attacking a public worker and conspiracy. Mar'i was charged with making threats, blackmail through threat and conspiracy.