Israel Police pass Mossad officer inquiry to AG, state prosecutor
A gag order has been clamped on the case, which was submitted to the police's Serious and International Crimes Unit three months ago.
The police has transferred findings from its investigation of a Mossad branch head suspected of monetary and administrative improprieties to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein and the State Prosecutor's Office. They will determine whether to recommend an indictment in the affair.
A gag order has been clamped on the case, which was submitted to the police's Serious and International Crimes Unit three months ago. However, it is known that the individual in question, whose rank is equal to that of major general in the Israel Defense Forces, is not under suspicion for having taken money personally.
The investigation, concerning events that took place between 2009 and 2001, began as an internal Mossad inquiry, until evidence mounted that led Mossad chief Tomer Pardo to pass the information on to the police for further investigation.
The Justice Ministry on Sunday confirmed that the case had been passed on to the prosecution but declined to provide further details.
The fact that an investigation was underway was kept secret from most members of the police division involved in it, and was known only to those specifically appointed to deal with it by the head of the Intelligence and Investigations Branch, Maj. Gen. Yoav Segalovich.
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