Police say not enough evidence to charge ex- judge over suspected bribery offer

Police announce the end of a probe into a retired judge over suspicions she was offered the post of attorney general in exchange for quashing an investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara, saying there isn’t sufficient evidence to justify an indictment.

The investigation was opened earlier this year after a report detailed the offer to Hila Gerstel through an intermediary for Nir Hefetz, a former media adviser to the Netanyahu family who has turned state’s witness in a series of corruption investigations involving the premier.

“In the course of the investigation, additional findings were presented that portrayed things in a different manner that did the initial information and evidence,” police say in a statement.

The findings of the investigation will now be turned over to prosecutors, who will decide whether to pursue charges against Gerstel.

Rretired Judge Hila Gerstel, attends a Constitution, Law, and Justice, Committee meeting in the Knesset, on January 27, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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