Friday, January 14, 1977 25
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Israel Attorney General Barak Recommends Dropping Probe Against Avraham Ofer
any other citizen under
- he was inno- Ofer resigned from that said that the police inves- the meeting at the pre- investigation.
post when he entered the tigation of Ofer started mier's residence.
cent of any misconduct.
last Nov. 11, a day after a
Barak reported that at
Opposition forces in the Cabinet in 1974.
Barak said the investi- journalist, Yigal Laviv,
a second meeting the
Knesset and in the Israeli
press demanded the in- gation should be dropped filed a complaint -accusing same day, Hillel had
asked him if he should in-
vestigation of the corrup, on the basis of a law Ofer of having illegally
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tion charges that drove which says that all pro- disposed of flats built form Ofer of the nature of
Ofer to suicide be pursued ceedings should be halted with public funds and en- the investigation against
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despite a cabinet ruling against a person who is gaging in illegal_ land him. Barak said he told
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that the case against him deceased. He noted . that deals on the West Bank the Police Minister that
had Ofer Med he would during his tenure as head no exceptions should be
of Shikun Ovdim. He said
Prime Minister Yitzhak have been presumed in- that police investigated made because Ofer was a • 626-4769 626-8907:
Rabin and his cabinet de- nocent unless proven -22 specific charges which cabinet minister and that
cided that Ofer must toe otherwise and therefore required the checking of he should be treated like
presumed legally innocent he must be presumed in- "hundreds" of docu-
after his death.
of the allegations against, nocent
However, °according to ments. ,
him because he can no Barak, if others besides
longer be proven guilty in the late Housing Minister
Nine days ago the
were involved in the al- police concluded there
Barak submitted two leged misdeeds, the police was.no evidence to prove
memoranda to the cab- should pursue their in- Laviv's charges against
inet, one of which con- quiry into the activities of Ofer, Barak said. But a
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tained his recommenda- the others.
day later, new evidence
tion_s and the other de-
Barak's second memo was, found which led to
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JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Attorney General Aha-
ron Barak recommended
to the cabinet that the
police investigation into
allegations of wrong do-
ing against the late Hous-
ing Minister Avraham
Ofer be dropped.
Ofer committed suicide
last week and left a note
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