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The State Comptroller's Office is spread out over nine floors - between the 13th and 21st stories of a handsome office tower in Tel Aviv. Several years ago, a lawyer for President Shimon Peres tried to persuade State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss to show mercy on Peres in some matter under investigation. The lawyer concluded his impassioned argument by mentioning Peres' age and health, and by making an...