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        8/26/2012, Elul 8, 5772

      Military Prosecutor: Probe Ashkenazi, Wiener


      Judge Advocate General Danny Efroni recommended, Sunday evening, that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein open a criminal investigation against former chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi of the Israel Defense Forces and his aide, Colonel Erez Wiener, on suspicion of fraud and breach of trust. The suggestion is a result of what has become known as the Harpaz Affair, related to intrigues surrounding the selection of Ashkenazi's successor.

      On Thursday, Chief of Staff Benny Gantz decided to re-open the process for selecting a chief education officer to replace Brigadier-General Eli Shermeister, cancelling a decision by Ashkenazi to promote Wiener to the position.