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Shas leader Aryeh Deri indicted on tax offenses as part of plea deal

Shas MK Aryeh Deri at the Knesset in Jerusalem on November 22, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Shas MK Aryeh Deri at the Knesset in Jerusalem on November 22, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Shas leader MK Aryeh Deri is indicted on tax offenses as part of a plea deal that will see him resign from the Knesset.

Deri told the Knesset speaker last week that he will not use his Knesset immunity in the case. He intends to admit to not reporting income in two cases and is expected to pay a NIS 180,000 fine.

The plea deal will see Deri — who has previously served time in prison — not convicted of moral turpitude, allowing him to one day return as a minister, although such a move could later be challenged in court.

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