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Likud Mk Faces Corruption Trial

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A Likud Knesset member is to be tried for allegedly misusing Jewish Agency credit when he was the organization’s treasurer.

Meir Shetreet’s parliamentary immunity was lifted Monday by the Knesset House Committee.

Shetreet supported the move.

His lawyer requested that the legal proceedings be expedited, to enable Shetreet to participate in internal Likud party primaries, Israel Radio reported.

Shetreet allegedly used Jewish Agency credit cards for personal expenses when he was treasurer of the body.

Israel Radio reported that he spent up to $6,000 on personal purchases, and wrote off a family vacation to the United States as a business trip, for which the agency paid $8,000 in airfare.

Former Jewish Agency Chairman Simcha Dinitz resigned earlier this year amid charges that he had misused agency credit cards for personal use.

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