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Supreme Court rejects appeal against Likud MK’s plea deal on corruption charges

Likud MK Haim Katz attends a hearing at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on September 3, 2020. (Noam Revkin Fenton/ Flash90)
Likud MK Haim Katz attends a hearing at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on September 3, 2020. (Noam Revkin Fenton/ Flash90)

Israel’s Supreme Court rejects a petition filed against a plea deal cut between the state prosecutor and Likud MK Haim Katz.

The Supreme Court rejects a petition filed against the plea agreement that Katz signed with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit last month.

Katz was indicted last month for corruption as part of a plea deal that will see him avoid jail time.

The former welfare minister was accused of advancing a bill on corporate bond repayment sought by a financial consultant who was a close friend and financial adviser to Katz himself, and of concealing those conflicts of interest. He is expected to plead guilty to the lesser charge, to serve a suspended sentence, to receive a fine.

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