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  3/12/2014, Adar Bet 10, 5774

Police Evidentiary Basis for Corruption Charges Against Fomer Ra'anana Deputy Mayor


The Lahav 433 Unit, Israel's elite crime-fighting umbrella unit, has concluded its investigation of former Ra'ana Deputy Mayor and Director of the Hevra Kadisha (burial society) Yoel Azarzar.

The findings have shown that Azarzar received bribes from contractors in order to advance their projects, and redecorated his home using funds he embezzeled from the Hevra Kadisha, using their assets for his personal use. 

The investigation's results have been turned over for further study and to be decided upon by the prosecutor's office for the Central District., which had been following the case.