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  5/13/2014, Iyar 13, 5774

3.5 Years Each for Danny Dankner, Simhayoff


Former deputy mayor Eliezer Simhayoff of Jerusalem and former chairman of the board Danny Dankner of Bank Hapo'alim were each sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison, Tuesday, for their role in the Holyland corruption case, in which a Jerusalem land development was approved after it appeared headed for rejection.

Simhayoff was convicted on two counts of taking bribes totalling 165,000 shekels ($48,000) and a count of money laundering. Dankner, who headed the Israel Salt Industries at the time of the affair, was convicted on three counts of being an intermediary for bribery and individual counts of falsifying documents and money laundering.