Court extends remand of state witness in submarine graft case

The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court extends by five days the remand of Miki Ganor, a state witness in a high-profile corruption case who was arrested after he requested to change his testimony.

“The concern of obstructing an investigation has become stronger and even expanded to additional areas,” declares Judge Einat Ron.

Ganor was arrested last Tuesday after informing police of his intention to “change the version he gave during the investigation” into corruption suspicions surrounding the purchase of submarines from Germany’s Thyssenkrupp for Israel’s navy. He said his confessions to bribing multiple officials had been given under duress and were not true.

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