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Ex-Ashkelon mayor Itamar Shimoni sentenced to 4 years in jail for corruption

Mayor of Ashkelon Itamar Shimoni arrives to the Tel Aviv District Court on February 14, 2017. (Flash90)
Mayor of Ashkelon Itamar Shimoni arrives to the Tel Aviv District Court on February 14, 2017. (Flash90)

The Tel Aviv District Court sentences former Ashkelon mayor Itamar Shimoni to four years in prison after his conviction for corruption.

In 2019, Shimoni was convicted of bribery, breach of trust and money laundering after being charged with accepting bribes totaling NIS 466,000 ($124,000) and with breach of trust for accepting a further NIS 575,000 ($153,000) from unknown sources while serving as mayor of the coastal city.

He was also charged with tax fraud. Sexual misconduct charges against him were dropped, and he was acquitted of bribery charges accusing him of swaying media coverage in his favor.

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