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Israeli Govt. Lawyer Arrested for Presenting ‘false’ Qualifications

June 4, 1962
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Yaacov Bar-Or, prominent Israeli member of the Ministry of Justice legal staff, the Number Two Government counsel, next to Attorney General Gideon Hausner during the prosecution and trial of Adolf Eichmann, was arrested here today and released on bail, on charges of presenting a “false document” pertaining to his legal qualifications as a member of the Israeli bar.

Mr. Bar-Or, until today District Attorney of Tel Aviv, was born in Germany, and came to Palestine in 1936, studying law in this country. But he had missed his final examinations during the War of Liberation in 1948, due to the chaos then prevailing. In spite of that fact, he was appointed legal advisor to the Welfare Ministry, and later assigned to the district attorneyship here.

In addition to assisting Mr. Hausner during the Eichmann prosecution, he had been in charge of several important Government cases, including the prosecution in several espionage cases. According to the charges, he received his license as a lawyer only this year. In applying for that license, the accusation stated, he gave an alleged “false” statement to Israel’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Yitzhak Olshan.

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