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  6/10/2014, Sivan 12, 5774

More Questioning on Harpaz Affair for Cabinet Secretary

Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblitt was questioned by the police department's National Fraud-Investigation Unit, Tuesday morning in connection with the Harpaz affair, a series of Defense Ministry intrigues which came to light regarding the selection of a successor to former military chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi. Mandelblitt, a former judge advocate general of the Israel Defense Forces was questioned by police under caution on Monday for nine hours.

Mandelblitt is suspected of receiving a central document in the case from Ashkenazi before it got to the police. Mandelblitt faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and obstruction of justice.