Likud MK Haim Katz to face second indictment over tax offenses — report

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has made a decision to file a second indictment against Likud MK Haim Katz on tax offenses, which will be announced in the coming days, Channel 12 news reports.

Katz, who already faces fraud and breach of trust charges, is alleged to have hidden income totaling NIS 12 million ($3.5 million) over the course of 12 years, according to the report.

Katz received parliamentary immunity in February to shield himself from the fraud and breach of trust charges filed last year. Mandelblit has urged the High Court of Justice to overturn the decision and allow the former welfare minister to be prosecuted.

Likud MK Haim Katz during a Knesset plenary session debate on his request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution, February 17, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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