MK Ghattas sentenced to two years in prison as part of plea bargain

The former MK who was convicted as part of a plea bargain for smuggling cellphones and documents into a prison will serve two years in prison and pay a fine of 120,000 shekels (33,000 dollars). He was also sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment on probation.
Ghattas Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Yesterday (Sunday), former Israeli MK Basel Ghattas was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted as part of a plea bargain agreement. The judges ruled that the actions of the former MK were of moral turpitude and fined him 120,000 shekels (approximately 33,000 dollars) in addition to 18 months’ imprisonment on probation.

The court stated: "Taking into account the extent of the equipment and identity of its recipients and the circumstances of their imprisonment, it can be said that this is a security threat potential. The trust that has been violated is directed at the general public and not only at his (Ghattas) voters.”

Photo credit: Yehuda Peretz/ Flash 90

The offenses attributed to Ghattas in the plea bargain are smuggling cellphones into a prison, providing the means to implement a terror attack, entering in documents not via the proper prison management and fraud and breach of trust by a public servant.



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