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Former senior lawmaker convicted in bribery case, sentenced to ten years in prison

Nearly seven years after the "Yisrael Beiteinu political affair" exploded, the main defendant – former Deputy Interior Minister Faina Kirschenbaum – was convicted of taking bribes and sentenced to ten years in prison. She also received a fine of 900,000 NIS ($270,000).

Another defendant, former Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture Rami Cohen, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined 180,000 NIS ($55,000).

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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