A former Israeli government minister was convicted of credit card fraud. On Monday, Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court found Gonen Segev guilty of withdrawing roughly $5,000 from an ATM while on a trip to Hong Kong and then falsely reporting that the card had been stolen. A security camera caught the former energy minister making the withdrawal. Segev, who awaits sentencing, is also being tried on charges of trying to smuggle 30,000 ecstasy tablets into Israel from the Netherlands. He has insisted on his innocence on all counts.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.