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  3/13/2012, Adar 19, 5772

Slander Suit Against Haifa Mayor Rejected


The Haifa Magistrates Court rejected, Tuesday, a 200,000-shekel defamation suit brought by former Northern District police commander Ya'akov Borowski against Haifa mayor Yonah Yahav. Borowski cited remarks by the mayor during a Haifa city council meeting regarding Borowski's treatment of the "avenging policemen" from the Nahariya station who were tried and convicted of criminal acts against criminals, among other things.

The court ruled that Yahav had immunity for those statements as they were made while he was carrying out his duty as a public servant.