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News Brief

  3/6/2012, Adar 12, 5772

Report: Histadrut Head Suspected of Fraud and Bribery


The police are investigating Chairman Ofir Eini of the Histadrut Labor Federation on suspicion of fraud and bribery totalling hundreds of thousands of shekels, according to the News First Class website. Among other things, Eini is suspected of illegally arranging benefits and an executive appointment for his girlfriend and favors for senior Histadrut members in exchange for help or silence in benefits he arranged for himself and other close friends at the expense of federation members. The police are also looking at deals made by a histradrut company.

So far, ten people have been summoned for questioning; most if not all senior members of the Histadrut. Some were questioned for hours and shown incriminating materials. At the end of their interrogation, they were sworn to secrecy.