Israeli Ministers Blamed in Carmel Fire Report to Get 2.5 Times Top Refund for Legal Fees

Justice Ministry committee determines that Eli Yishai, Yuval Steinitz and Yitzhak Aharonovitch can receive NIS 50,000 each to cover costs of legal representation in response to state comptroller's report.

In a rare move, a Justice Ministry committee has approved the reimbursement of legal fees 2.5 times higher than the maximum figure set by the Finance Ministry's accountant general for three ministers implicated in the state comptroller's Carmel fire report.