Neveh is suspected with Judge Esther Kreif of poorly intervening in the appointment process in exchange for sexual bribery • Kreif's hearing began a month ago
Adv. Efi Naveh
The hearing for the former chairman of the Bar Association, Adv. Efi Naveh, in the "Sex for Appointment" case, in which he is suspected with Judge Esther Kreif of improper intervention in the appointment process for sexual bribery, began today (Monday).
According to the suspicion, Kreif was appointed a judge after having sex with Naveh.
The hearing for Naveh began a month after Judge Kreif's hearing took place, in which it was argued by defense counsel that she had not committed any offense.
As you may recall, a little less than a year ago, the Central District Attorney's Office announced that it was considering prosecuting Adv.
Today they came to the offices of the Central District Attorney's Office of Naveh's lawyers, in order to try and convince them not to prosecute.
The person who was supposed to hold the hearing was the Attorney General, Dr. Avichai Mandelblit, but he disqualified himself from dealing with the case, due to the friendship with Naveh.
Last week, News 12 published a recording of a friendly conversation between Naveh and Mandelblit, in which the ombudsman was heard, among other things, calling former State Attorney Shai Nitzan a "bastard" because he did not close his case. With Kreif an intimate relationship and this asked him to act and intervene in her case and promote her choice to judge on numerous occasions.
Naveh, according to the letter of suspicion that they both deny, acted in her case before the members of the Judicial Selection Committee while he was in a conflict of interest.
It was recently reported in "Here" that Naveh's defense attorneys discovered during the preparations for the hearing that the president of the Magistrate's Court in Rishon Lezion, Judge Einat Ron, interviewed Etty Kreif four years ago in 2016 after entering the database of candidates for trial.
It was then alleged that she gave her a recommendation and later Kreif was elected a justice of the peace under Ron in the central region.
Naveh's defense attorneys claim that this proves, among other things, that Naveh had nothing to do with her appointment as a judge.