The police accuse the Deputy mayor of Jerusalem Meir Turgeman of bribery: according to the investigation, he received large sums of money for promoting other people’s interests in the city.
“At the end of the investigation, the investigation unit concluded that enough evidence was collected against Meir Turgeman and other persons confirming their participation in crimes related to bribery, fraud and breach of trust,” the police said.
According to Israelnationalnews, the collected evidence will be transferred to the Prosecutor’s office, which will decide whether to refer the case to the court.
Turgeman was arrested among four other people in March last year. According to police, Turgeman represented the owners of the Koresh hotel, located on Jaffa street in Jerusalem. The hotel is located in a historic building Dating back to the British mandate, and the renovation of the building is subject to strict laws to preserve the historical appearance. Turgeman is accused of illegally assisting hotel owners to upgrade the building in exchange for bribes.
He is also accused of promoting the interests of the owners of the Artemisia celebration hall, located in the industrial zone of Jerusalem Talpiot, in exchange for the opportunity to hold their own events there free of charge.