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Police: Licenses illegally purchased

JERUSALEM, May 20 (JTA) — Israeli police this week
arrested driving instructors and examiners who allegedly took bribes in exchange for issuing drivers licenses. Police suspect that thousands of licenses were issued in this manner by a corruption ring centered in the northern region of the country. Police said that some people who had obtained licenses through bribes were later involved in traffic accidents, some of them fatal. Labor Knesset member Elie Goldschmidt, who chairs the body’s economic committee, said driving examiners and instructors charged in connection to the corruption ring should also be charged with attempted manslaughter.