Israel: Police Says They’ve Found Evidence Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Took Bribes

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Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman could be charged soon in several corruption cases, police announced Sunday after four months of investigation.

Turgeman (Likud) was arrested in March along with five others on allegations of bribery, fraud, breach of trust, abuse of power, theft and tax offenses.

Officials said Turgeman, who serves as chairman of the capital’s Planning and Building Committee, was suspected of accepting money in exchange for illegally advancing various interests.

A police representative said at the time that the probe involved one central case and several secondary cases, and that suspicions against Turgeman involved a hotel in the city center.

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