Israeli police investigators have recommended an indictment should be issued against a senior Mossad official for crimes involving financial misconduct.
The investigators recommended Israel’s top prosecutor two months ago to charge the official, who is said to be a department head in the spy agency.
The media were, however, prevented from reporting on the story until the gag was removed on Sunday, while the nature of the official’s irregularities remains unclear.
The official, who has been forced to take a leave of absence, has reportedly denied any wrongdoing. But sources said he would likely not be reinstated following the investigation findings and will have to retire.
The accused is closely affiliated with Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, who appointed him to his senior position last year.
“The investigation deals with events that allegedly took place between 2009 and the middle of 2011,” read statement issued by the prime minister’s office.
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