Police on Wednesday arrested Yehud Mayor Yossi Ben-David and five others on suspicions of corruption.
The arrests were carried out after an undercover investigation by the national unit for fraud investigations. Police confiscated computers and piles of documents from municipal buildings. They also searched some of the men’s homes and offices.
Contractors and businessmen were also taken into custody. Police believe they committed crimes of bribery, money laundering and breach of trust.
The suspects were to have a hearing in the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court later in the day, where police were set to ask to have them remanded.
Yehud, located in the center of Israel, has a population of some 26,000.