Cannabis scandal in Israel

An indictment was filed today (Monday) against Dr. Avraham Dotan, a senior physician at Wolfson Hospital, and against his partner Roy Hevra. Apparently the doctor and his accomplice have supplied marijuana prescriptions for a fee. They helped patients get medicinal marijuana and pocketed a sum estimated at approximately 356,000 Shekels.
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A marijuana corruption affair was uncovered today in Israel. An Israeli doctor assisted people in getting Cannabis in exchange for money. Now Dr. Avraham Dotan is facing serious charges including bribery, fraud, breach of trust, supplying dangerous drugs, tax fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and other offenses.

Dr. Dotan, a 64 year old man from Tel-Aviv, has partnered up with Roy Hevra, a 36 year old man, in order to supply drugs to anyone who was willing to pay them. According to the indictment Dotan and Hevra established a company that operated between 2011 and 2015, and was an integral part of their criminal activities.

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In addition, it turns out that Dr. Dotan gave early appointments for patients who were willing to pay him an undisclosed amount. Israeli prosecutors claim that Dotan supplied cannabis to at least two dozen Israelis. Apparently, Dotan used his position at the hospital to engage in illegal acts.



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