Coalition chair submits proposal to block prosecutors from appealing corruption verdicts

Coalition chairman David Amsalem submits a bill that will prevent prosecutors from appealing verdicts on corruption charges whose sentencing was less than ten years’ jail time.

“This bill proposes that the right to appeal a judgment in a criminal matter be given only to the defendant,” the legislation reads, stating the prosecution should only be given that right in “serious offenses.”

The proposal is being coined the “bribery bill,” as the charge is included among those that prosecutors will be largely blocked from appealing.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with coalition chairman David Amsalem at a Likud party faction meeting at the Knesset on February 26, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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