Court orders house arrest for Effie Naveh, main suspect in judgeships-for-sex scandal

Effie Naveh, head of the Israeli Bar Association, was arrested Tuesday morning, Jan. 16, as the main suspect in the judicial appointments-for-sex case. A Tel Aviv magistrate’s court later released him on seven-day house arrest and prohibited him from entering the Association’s premises for a month. Also released after interrogation were the two other suspects in the affair, a judge, who has meanwhile been suspended, and an attorney – both females. The police prosecutor indicated to the court that the investigation was still in its early stages and as it branched out, several more people may expect to be called in for questioning. The Attorney General has meanwhile recused himself from the case in view of his friendship with the main suspect.
DEBKAfile reported earlier Tuesday: Israeli police on Tuesday released first details of a major investigation into allegedly corrupt practices in the appointment of judges. The case was kept under a gag order for the past two weeks. Police arrested the main suspect in the Lahav 433 division’s investigation of alleged sexual bribery for judicial appointments, raided the Bar Association’s offices and searched through files and computers. Three deputies of the Association’s chairman resigned. Prominent figures were called to testify in their capacity as members of the Judicial Appointments Committee. They included Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and President of the High Court Esther Hayut.  Also summoned were High Court Judge Hanan Meltzer (who is also chairman of the Central Elections Committee), Judge Neil Handel, Ilana Seker, a member of the Bar Association, and two Knesset Members, Robert Iltov and Nurit Koren.

The first details released by the police have sent shock waves through the entire judicial system and placed its credibility as heads of the law enforcement system in grave jeopardy. Even though these prominent figures may not be directly implicated in wrongdoing, they stand accused of failing to notice what was going on for years despite pervasive rumors. The ongoing investigation and eventual indictments of the guilty parties as they unfold and are released for publication threaten to send offshoots deep into national politics which is already spooked by disruptions ahead of the April 9 general election.

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13 thoughts on “Court orders house arrest for Effie Naveh, main suspect in judgeships-for-sex scandal

  • Jan 16, 2019 @ 12:17 at 12:17
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    The “internaional left-wing media” is already planning to have 24 hour coverage of this as it unfolds.
    To the exclusion of everything else happening in the Middle East, of course.

  • Jan 16, 2019 @ 15:00 at 15:00
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    Left wing secular hedonistic corrupt ugly jews by birth.

    Time for a Torah true leader to stand up proud and strong and lead the IAF and IDF to victory.

    • Jan 17, 2019 @ 10:53 at 10:53
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      then the haredim should first carry their burden… instead they are living of the efforts of others (with only very very few exceptions)! PLs cut the BS.

  • Jan 16, 2019 @ 15:03 at 15:03
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    Not even the tip of the iceberg.
    The criminal justice system is broken .
    Laws on the book are purely for show, and usually ignored
    Judges are also promoted on speed of disposal of cases they judge
    Government offices under ministry of Justice, Police & Municipalities can be bought
    The Politicians talk a good game on fighting corruption but are too scared to get involved,
    Most lawyers know how to play the court system, lie in court without fear of being held in contempt

  • Jan 16, 2019 @ 16:18 at 16:18
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    Time for the Messiah to replace the corruption

    • Jan 17, 2019 @ 11:34 at 11:34
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      False Messiahs so far have brought destruction. The idea of a messiah is a crutch with brain anethsetic developed by Mimonides

  • Jan 16, 2019 @ 16:19 at 16:19
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    If judges are corrupt or corruptible, then what does that say about their decisions on other matters? Have they been bribed by leftists and those who put the interests of “Terroristinians” first? What does that say about the fake and exaggerated claims these same judges make against the Prime Minister?

    • Jan 16, 2019 @ 21:51 at 21:51
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      If someone called jews terrorists you would be crying out anti semitic.!

  • Jan 17, 2019 @ 0:40 at 0:40
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    disgraceful people

  • Jan 17, 2019 @ 2:07 at 2:07
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    This gives new meaning to “Here cum da judge!”

    • Jan 17, 2019 @ 2:53 at 2:53
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      best comment of the night

  • Jan 17, 2019 @ 4:58 at 4:58
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    do you think Haredim are blameless? there are enough deceitful people in any group you choose, no matter where.

  • Jan 17, 2019 @ 9:10 at 9:10
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    When this took so long –its no wonder why are family courts, police, chinnuch, and misrad habriyut are subservient to our =”most corrupt in the western world” social welfare system which –because of the MK’s fears of the feminist lobbies (including Shaked and Glick) ——the social welfare system routinely destroys fathers and kids in huge numbers –and no male or kid wins–and no one stops it–then Glick and shaked promise and glick chickens out even though his cousin suicided because of revacha and revacha persecuted fathers have the highest suicide rate by far in Israel, and shaked appoints a female cheredi judge with a horrible record on this issue–a horrific BLUFF appt. –no this is not about any one group in Israeli society–its simply about a very deep state corrupt govt in which revacha AND courts are the worst predators and no one is stopping them! This is what empowers the terrorists to kill us–we must purge revacha and the courts immediately and save the family!

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