'A desecration of God's name, very disturbing'

Head of Tzohar rabbinical movement responds to arrest of four rabbis on suspicion of fraud, says system needs to change.Benny Tocker, 9/7/2017, 8:42 PM

Netanyahu denies graft after Hollywood producer questioned

PM says again on corruption investigations: 'There is nothing,a and there will be nothing.'AFP, 9/6/2017, 6:42 PM

Montreal ex-mayor to serve 1 year in jail for fraud

First Jewish Montreal mayor says he'll be a better person when he comes out of jail.JTA, 4/2/2017, 7:07 AM

Corruption probe against Mubarak renewed

Egyptian court orders renewed corruption probe against former president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2017, 5:07 AM

13 arrested for corruption at Israel weapons giant

Police arrest Israel Aerospace Industries employees for money laundering, theft, and related crimes.AFP, 3/15/2017, 12:07 PM

Police question PM in corruption probe

Police question PM Netanyahu on several investigations at PM's residence.AFP, 3/6/2017, 7:09 PM

'Submarine Affair' upgraded to full criminal investigation

Attorney General upgrades probe into 'Submarine Affair' to full criminal probe. Suspects include PM's lawyer, not PM himself.Gary Willig, 2/27/2017, 8:53 PM

Police raid Kfar Saba city hall, arrest senior officials

Corruption investigation leads to raid, arrests in Kfar Saba city hall.Shimon Cohen, 2/13/2017, 9:12 AM

Israel refuses entry to Peruvian ex-president

Alejandro Toledo, whose wife holds Israeli passport, is denied entry amid corruption charges.AFP, 2/12/2017, 7:04 PM

'Stalin also had to have his laws approved by the court'

Retired Supreme Court justice slams Right's attempts to curb Supreme Court's power, compares Israel to former USSR.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2017, 12:13 PM

'It is time to separate the Chief Rabbinate from politics'

Rabbi David Stav, the Chairman of the Tzohar organization, says downfall of former Chief Rabbi not surprising, rabbinate harmed by politics.Benny Toker, 1/26/2017, 7:30 PM

Former Chief Rabbi signs plea bargain

Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger signs plea bargain confessing to charges of accepting $2.6 million in bribes; to serve 3.5 years in prison.Gary Willig, 1/24/2017, 5:38 PM

Retired Supreme Court President: The judges aren't leftists

Retired Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch says Supreme Court judges 'aren't leftists, they're professionals.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2017, 10:47 PM

Ex-Shas MK identified as suspect in sex-for-votes scandal

Former Shas MK Amnon Cohen identified as suspect arrested in bribery case involving sexual favors provided in exchange for Knesset votes.David Rosenberg, 12/8/2016, 3:47 PM

Remand extended for ex-MK suspected trading votes for bribes

The Magistrate Court extended by 5 days the remand of the former MK accused of accepting bribes during his service in the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2016, 7:33 PM

Suspicion: Ex-MK traded votes for sexual favors

Ex-MK detained for questioning on suspicion he accepted bribes from businessman to promote legislation.Reut Hadar, 12/7/2016, 1:37 PM

Police arrest former National Security Council member

Police arrested a former senior member of the National Security Council on suspicion of bribery charges.Ido Ben Porat, 11/15/2016, 10:06 AM

City hall corruption scandal in Sderot

4 senior city officials arrested as part of investigation into allegations of graft in Sderot municipality.Ido Ben Porat, 11/14/2016, 11:03 AM

Report: Bribed soldiers let Arabs through checkpoints

Soldiers arrested for allegedly taking bribes from Palestinian Authority Arabs to let them through security checkpoints.David Rosenberg, 10/31/2016, 9:03 AM

Pinto: I am no longer a rabbi - I feel like a criminal

The parole board has released statements attributed to Rabbi Pinto which influenced the decision to grant him an early release.Yoel Domb, 9/19/2016, 9:21 PM

Brazilian president impeached following scandal

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, removed from office as left-wing Workers' Party loses power for first time since 2002.David Rosenberg, 9/1/2016, 12:04 PM

Ben-Eliezer's son might not attend father's funeral

Ofir Ben-Eliezer is wanted for questioning in Israel and may not arrive from abroad to take part in his father's funeral.Ben Ariel, 8/30/2016, 4:43 AM

Sheldon Silver to remain free pending appeal

Former New York State Assembly Speaker can stay out of prison on bail while appealing his conviction.JTA, 8/29/2016, 5:27 AM

Jewish businessman arrested in ongoing federal corruption probe

Brooklyn Jewish businessman, three New York police officers arrested in a wide-ranging federal corruption investigation.JTA, 6/21/2016, 3:02 AM

Minister Haim Katz questioned over insider trading allegations

Welfare and Social Services Min. suspected of illegally using internal information to make massive profits on shares.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2016, 6:01 PM

Sheldon Silver, NY power broker, sentenced to 12 years

Former New York State Assembly Speaker sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on corruption charges.JTA, 5/4/2016, 2:07 AM

Report: Police won't recommend indicting Herzog

Estimation is police don't have enough evidence against Opposition head under investigation for breaking funding laws.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2016, 8:41 PM

Herzog 'perfectly calm', won't resign despite corruption probe

Opposition leader insists he is innocent, says he will cooperate with investigation into alleged corruption.Ari Soffer, 4/12/2016, 7:03 PM

Former defense minister denies bribery charges in court

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer's attorneys claim money he received from Israeli businessman was just a 'loan'; faces a raft of corruption charges.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/10/2016, 11:37 AM

Criminal investigation launched against Minister Deri

AG orders that preliminary corruption investigation give way to full-fledged criminal investigation against Shas head - it isn't his first.Ido Ben-Porat, 3/31/2016, 9:05 PM

Herzog threatens his own party over police investigation

Labor head claims corruption investigation is being used as part of an 'election campaign,' threatens: 'I'm no sucker, I know how to kick.'Hezki Baruch, 3/31/2016, 7:22 PM

'Politicians have crossed a red line'

Herzog's chief of staff indicates police investigation against the party chair is an inside job by Labor members.Hezki Baruch, 3/31/2016, 3:51 PM

'Surprised' Deri: Hurry the investigation

In first response to corruption investigation against him, Shas head offers to cooperate and asks police to 'hit the gas and do it quicker.'Yoni Kempinski, 3/30/2016, 11:06 AM

Deri's wife on corruption scandal: 'We overcame Haman'

Ahead of conference in which Shas head is to speak about investigation against him, his wife is optimistic: 'We overcame Pharaoh, Haman.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2016, 9:58 AM

'Deri is a corrupt man'

Labor MK says Deri never should have returned to serve as minister, petitions Supreme Court to end 'discrimination' favoring MKs.Hezki Baruch, 3/30/2016, 9:00 AM

Not just Deri: Second senior politician probed for corruption

After Deri was named, report indicates second senior politician is being investigated for corruption since last elections.Ari Yashar, 3/30/2016, 8:28 AM

Former Shas MK allegedly bribed by jailed businessman

New corruption scandal rocks Shas party as disgraced business leader claims former MK sold him favors, pushed laws on his behalf.David Rosenberg, 3/7/2016, 6:15 PM

Erdogan's son suspected of money laundering in Italy

Italian prosecutors name Bilal Erdogan as suspect in probe linked to major Turkish corruption scandal.Ari Soffer, 2/18/2016, 2:00 PM

Ehud Olmert begins first day in prison tomorrow

Disgraced former Israeli prime minister to start 19-month sentence for corruption, though in relative luxury. Sentence could be lengthened.Steve Weizman, 2/14/2016, 3:18 PM

Iraqi lawmaker reveals 'whole government is corrupt'

MP under fire saying on TV he took bribes to close corruption cases, politicians 'destroy Iraq,' and if he revealed all 'they'd kill me.'Ari Yashar, 2/5/2016, 12:20 PM

Israel 32nd least corrupt country in the world

Transparency International ranks Israel 32nd in the world for least amount of corruption, five higher than previous year.Raphael Poch, 1/27/2016, 3:01 PM

Supreme Court hears yet another appeal by ex-PM Olmert

Olmert pleads with judges to cancel 8-month sentence, asserting the ordeal has felt like 'tennis balls' being fired at him for years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2016, 9:02 PM

Ex-PM Olmert strikes deal to avoid second jail term

Ehud Olmert to serve six months in jail for attempting to bribe long-time aide concurrently with 18-month sentence for corruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2016, 7:58 PM

Poll: 72% of Israelis feel state is corrupt

Overwhelming majority thinks elected officials and judges are corrupt or biased, 92% say you need connections to get things done.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2016, 11:09 AM

Attorney General: Deri's appointment legal, but not appropriate

Weinstein delivers opinion on Shas head returning to Interior Minister post, 22 years after he abused the position and was jailed.Ido Ben-Porat, 1/7/2016, 8:54 PM

Ashkelon mayor accused of paying off rape victim

Two women have come forward against Itamar Shimoni, who is charged with money laundering and fraud in a separate case.Cynthia Blank, 1/5/2016, 5:16 PM

Former Labor head to ask to postpone trial due to health

Lawyers for former MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer planning to ask that the start of his trial be postponed due to his dialysis treatments.Elad Benari, 1/4/2016, 5:12 AM

Watch: Olmert responds to prison sentence; 'I'm innocent'

Speaking outside the Supreme Court following his partially-successful appeal, former PM says he accepts 18-month sentence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2015, 12:12 PM

Rabbi Pinto accuses state of 'racism' over corruption hearing

Rabbi Pinto, who has been embroiled in a years-long corruption scandal, accuses State of forcing him to return - because he's Sephardic.Haim Lev, 10/30/2015, 9:38 AM

Former Labor leader Ben-Eliezer to be tried for corruption

Attorney General announced he will place former MK on trial on a host of charges, including bribery and tax evasion.Elad Benari, 10/28/2015, 6:45 AM

New Police Chief Slams Media 'Fairy Tales' of Alleged Corruption

New police commissioner denies reports of a 2-year-long FBI investigation against him for corruption.Matt Wanderman, 8/29/2015, 8:18 PM

Palestinians Detail Their Corruption - and Blame Israel

Palestinian Arab policy adviser reveals corruption deeply ingrained since before PA was even established, but blames 'occupation' for it.Ari Yashar, 8/21/2015, 8:55 AM

Leaked Documents Reveal Rampant Palestinian Corruption

Leaked documents show PA officials demanding large sums of public money for personal use.Matt Wanderman, 8/12/2015, 4:05 PM

Breakthrough in Pinto, Lahav 433 Corruption Case

Son of former chief of police's Lahav 433 submits to questioning over bribery from Rabbi Pinto after months of stalled investigation.Tova Dvorin, 6/25/2015, 10:23 PM

Jewish Home MK Takes Aim at Corruption

Bezalel Smotrich promoting bill requiring judges and civil servants to declare assets, in a bid to curb rampant corruption in Israel.Cynthia Blank, 6/22/2015, 10:11 PM

AG: Healthy or Not, We're Going After Ben-Eliezer

Former MK and government minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer is likely to be indicted for fraud, bribery, and money-laundering.Moshe Cohen, 6/3/2015, 8:16 PM

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison

Rabbi at center of multiple corruption scandals fined, sentenced; judge rejects arguments for leniency over plea deal, medical condition.Tova Dvorin, 5/12/2015, 10:13 AM