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Police open criminal investigation into Yamina MK who voted twice in Knesset — TV

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Abir Kara, on April 5, 2021. (Olivier Fitousi/Flash90)
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Abir Kara, on April 5, 2021. (Olivier Fitousi/Flash90)

Police have officially launched a criminal investigation into a lawmaker who was caught illegally voting twice in the Knesset in July, Channel 12 reports.

Investigators are reviewing the security camera footage and questioning other MKs regarding Yamina MK Abir Kara’s actions, the report says.

Kara has maintained the double vote was a mistake. Kara, the deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, said at the time that he accidentally voted from the computer of fellow Yamina MK Idit Silman.

“I voted from the wrong computer of my friend who sits next to me, out of instinct, and it was a mistake,” Kara tweeted. “The important thing is that I admitted immediately to the error. And by the way, the coalition had a majority on the bill anyway.”

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