For defendants at top of pyramid, chance of acquittal soars
The overwhelming majority of prosecutions in Israel result in a guilty verdict - unless the accused are public figures, that is.
The learned jurist Dr. Felix Brych is a soccer referee. Last month, in front of tens of thousands in the stands and millions of viewers around the world, he allowed a goal that never was in a German Bundesliga match. He didn’t see that the ball had entered the goal from a gap in the side netting. The linesmen were of no help, and when he looked at the fraudulent goalscorer and the...
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