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Tel Aviv District Attorney to Face Trial for Falsely Posing As Lawyer

Yaakov Bar-Or, former Tel Aviv district attorney, at present suspended, and an assistant prosecutor at the Eichmann trial, will be tried shortly in a District Court here on charges of falsely posing as a qualified lawyer, it was announced by the Ministry of Justice here. The Ministry did not specify whether he would be tried in the Tel Aviv court, where he had appeared as prosecutor, or whether the trial would be transferred to the Jerusalem or Haifa District Courts.

The indictment charges that Mr. Bar-Or obtained his registration as a lawyer, and a salary on a professional grading scale, by making false claims about his professional qualifications. He was suspended from his post on May 31 – the day after Eichmann’s execution, after charges were investigated by the police.