Labor MK calls for Litzman to get turpitude with plea deal

Labor MK Gilad Kariv is calling for judicial officials to add a finding of moral turpitude to fellow MK Yaakov Litzman’s expected conviction, after he cut a plea deal that will allow him to avoid all but a symbolic fine for allegedly helping an accused pedophile evade justice.

“Someone who uses his position to prevent the extradition of a suspected sexual abuser of minors breached the trust not only of the state, but of every child that needs protection… If a breach of trust like this doesn’t include turpitude, there’s a major doubt that the important concept has any legal or moral validity anymore,” he says.

A conviction with turpitude carries a mandatory seven-year suspension from politics.

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