Gershon Mesika, the state witness in a corruption affair involving former senior Yisrael Beytenu officials,
has told police investigators that former deputy minister Faina Kirschenbaum had asked him for a NIS 1.5 million commission in return for NIS 3.5 million to pay off his debts.
“This is a sensitive topic. Commission in return for erasing debts is in the gray area, which smells a bit fishy, and that’s why such deals usually get closed in small forums, where there is trust,” Gershon told police.
Mesika, the former head of the Samaria Regional Council and chair of the Central Company for the Development of Samaria, became a state witness in the large-scale corruption affair in March 2015.
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