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Israel: 2 army officers arrested on charges of fraud, bribery

Israeli raid [Maan]
Israeli raid [Maan]

Israeli occupation police yesterday arrested 12 suspects, including two army officers, on suspicion of bribery and fraud, local media reported claimed.

According to the Israeli newspaper the Jerusalem Post, Israeli police carried out the arrests after a year-long covert operation that found ten civil servants and two army officers who worked together to use army funds for their own gains.

The police said that the 12 people were suspected of fraudulently taking funds from the Israeli army for years by demanding payment for work that was not carried out in military bases.

It is suspected that the two officers, a lieutenant-colonel and a major, used their positions of responsibility for supervising tenders and receiving services at various army bases to collude with civil servant workers in siphoning funds from the army, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Police investigators in the International Criminal Investigation Unit of Lahav 433, the Israeli newspaper said, searched the suspects’ offices and seized their computers and documents in search of information linking them to the alleged offenses.

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