Prosecutors are expected to file charges in the coming days against a former brigadier general who was once in line to head the Israel Police, Channel 13 news reports.
Gal Hirsch, who left the military in 2006 amid criticism over the Israel Defense Force’s failures in the Second Lebanon War, is suspected of aggravated fraud, money laundering, and alleged tax evasion valued at tens of millions of shekels. The suspicions are part of corruption probes into Hirsch’s business dealings as head of the defense services firm Defensive Shield after he left the IDF.
According to the report, Hirsch has been in touch with prosecutors in recent weeks about a possible plea deal, but the sides failed to reach an agreement.
Last year, prosecutors told Hirsch and several of his business partners that they intend to indict them.