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May 25, 2006
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Israel’s top police commanders were named in connection with a mob probe. A state committee checking allegations that a crime family in southern Israel had cops on its payroll issued letters of warning Tuesday to the top police brass, including national commander Moshe Karadi, saying they could be implicated. Israeli media called the unprecedented step an “earthquake” for the country’s law-enforcement apparatus, and speculated that it could prompt a purge of top officers. But Justice Minister Haim Ramon and Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter decided against recommending that Karadi and several other officers be suspended, calling on the investigative panel to wrap up its probe and issue formal recommendations.

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