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    Gonen Segev: Israel ex-minister admits spying for Iran

    Fucking hell, Shin Bet dropped the ball on that one didn't they?

    Or perhaps our tin foil hat whackjobs can offer something more conspiratorial.

    Former Israeli cabinet minister Gonen Segev is to be jailed for 11 years after he admitted spying for Iran, Israel's justice ministry says.


    Segev, who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited while working as a doctor in Nigeria.
    He was accused of leaking details about Israeli officials and security sites.

    Segev was detained in Equatorial Guinea in May and extradited to Israel. He pleaded guilty to serious espionage as part of a deal with prosecutors.


    The 63-year-old will be formally sentenced at a hearing on 11 February.


    There was no immediate comment from the Iranian authorities.


    Ever since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, when religious hardliners came to power, Iran's leaders have called for Israel's elimination. Iran rejects Israel's right to exist, considering it an illegitimate occupier of Muslim land.


    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46808797

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    Must make life difficult for you when you realise that those in government that you so explicitly trust turn out to be untrustworthy crooks, we feel for you Harry

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    https://www.timesofisrael.com/convic...ael-as-doctor/

    Convicted ex-minister seeks to return to Israel as doctor

    Gonen Segev had his license revoked and left the country in 2007 following convictions for drug smuggling and fraud


    Former Israeli minister Gonen Segev, who left the country in 2007 after serving several years in prison for attempting to smuggle drugs, has requested that the Health Ministry reinstate his medical license in order to return to Israel, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning.


    Segev had his medical license revoked following his conviction and has lived abroad for the past nine years. Now he is requesting that Health Minister Yaakov Litzman pardon him so he can begin working again as a doctor in Israel.


    “Gonen Segev is asking to return to the country since he feels like he is serving an endless punishment,” Segev’s attorney Yoram Pomerantz told Army Radio. “He did what he did, nobody can argue otherwise, but many years have passed since.”

    Pomerantz said Segev has been working as a doctor in Nigeria. “He even received an official appreciation letter from the head of security at the Foreign Ministry, for saving the life of an Israeli member of the diplomatic delegation,” he said.

    The attorney further argued that there were ministers who committed offenses and returned later to the government. He cited the example of current Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who was previously jailed for bribery and yet returned to the very same ministerial position he held when he committed his crime.


    Segev was born in Israel in 1956, and reached the rank of captain in the IDF. He then studied medicine at Ben Gurion University in the Negev and became a medical doctor.


    He was elected to the Knesset in 1992, at the age of just 35, as part of Rafi Eitan’s now defunct Tzomet party.


    He famously split from that party in 1994 and joined the short-lived Yiud faction along with two other Tzomet MKs. His vote was critical in passing the Oslo Accords in the Israeli parliament.


    In 1995-1996, Segev headed the National Infrastructure Ministry (now known as the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy, and Water Resources), before quitting politics.


    Segev then became a businessman, and was arrested in 2004 for attempting to smuggle 32,000 ecstasy (MDMA) tablets from the Netherlands into Israel. He also illegally extended his diplomatic license and committed several offenses involving use of credit cards.

    The former minister was convicted in 2005 of drug smuggling, forgery and fraud. He received a five-year prison sentence as well as a $27,500 fine. He was released from prison in 2007 after a third of his sentence was cut due to satisfactory behavior in jail.


    However, Segev could not go back to working as a doctor since his medical license was stripped from him shortly before his release. Segev appealed this decision to the Jerusalem District Court, but it was rejected.


    Immediately following his release, Segev left the country and has since been working as a doctor and a businessman in Nigeria.
    He ain't no spy.





    Just for CNNHarry.

    . A gag order remains in place on other details of the investigation and the plea agreement.
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/09/m...ntl/index.html

    Probably a kiddy fiddler and drug dealer still, looking at life in prison or "have 11, out in 7 for good behavior if you help us with some Anti Iran bullshit that rubes like MoonerHarry will swallow".

    Something like that.


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    So our two resident loonies can't shed any light. I'll have to wait for HoHo to elucidate.

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    Hang on a minute - I'll make a picture for you. I appreciate you have problems reading.

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