Police Drop Probes Into Ramat Gan Mayor and Likud MK

The national police fraud squad has concluded its investigations into Ramat Gan Mayor Zvi Bar and Likud Party MK Gila Gamliel and transferred their files yesterday to the state prosecutor, who will make a final decision on the cases.

In both Gamliel's and Bar's cases, police did not uncover sufficient evidence to warrant continuing the investigations.

Neither individual was asked to appear for questioning before police investigators.

Following a complaint filed against him in 2002, Bar was suspected of taking bribes, fraud and violation of trust.

The Ramat Gan mayor allegedly employed low-cost consultants and planners and received payments from building contractors to whom he granted favors.

Gamliel was suspected - while serving as chair of the student union at Be'er Sheva's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2001-2002 - of extortion and employing threats against authorities in the union who attempted to oust her from her position.