Report: Police to recommend indicting ex-coalition whip for bribery

Police will recommend that former coalition whip David Bitan be charged in the coming weeks with bribe-taking, Channel 10 reports.

Bitan’s lawyer tells the network his client is innocent.

Bitan, who resigned as coalition chairman in December but remains a Likud MK, is suspected of bribery, fraud, money laundering, and breach of trust for having allegedly accepting bribes before entering the Knesset, when he was deputy mayor of Rishon Lezion.

Likud Knesset member and former coalition chairman David Bitan leaves his home on his way to another round of questioning at the Lahav 433 unit of the Israel Police, January 4, 2018. (Flash90)

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