Among the new faces on Likud’s list after yesterday’s primaries is Hanoch Milwidsky at the 26th spot.
Milwidsky is a former Yesh Atid member who also served as a legal adviser for the Bnei Baruch religious community that some critics have likened to a cult.
According to Channel 12, Milwidsky in his role with Bnei Baruch coached a woman to make false accusations against an opponent of the community and made sure she was paid $20,000 in exchange.
The Marker business daily reports that he also engaged in a smear campaign against one woman who was beaten by her husband — a member of the community — and another who testified to having been a victim of sexual abuse.
Milwidsky denies the allegations against him.