TEL AVIV (Nov. 4)
Asher Yadlin was remanded for an additional 15-day period in jail Tuesday while police continued their investigation of charges that he accepted bribes and engaged in other illegal activities while chairman of Kupat Holim, the Histadrut sick fund. Yadlin’s sister, Mrs. Sara Hary, was remanded for 10 days on suspicion of soliciting bribes. Mrs. Hary was arrested Sunday. Yadlin was first remanded two weeks ago.
Police, meanwhile, have released Abba Eichanani, a leading architect arrested Sunday in connection with the Yadlin case. An investigation concluded that Elchanani did not pay bribes to Yadlin to obtain Kupat Holim contracts. The investigators found that the architect received only one commission from Kupat Holim for a project that never materialized and that he was paid only his fee for planning work done.