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תותיחשב קבאיהל – םתור יפר

Rafi Rotem – Israeli Tax Authority whistleblower
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2003-10-12 Response by the Ministry of Justice in re: Rafi Rotem's complaint in re:
Tax Authority n!esti"ations #ept$ Tel A!i!%
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Israeli Tax Authority whistleblower Rafi Rotem exposed organized crime in government: Huge tax breaks to tycoons and
crime figure related businesses sex bribes and murder of a !source!" Rotem has been sub#ected to harassment
intimidation and retaliation over the past $% years" He lost his #ob his home his possessions"
The corruption exposed by Rafi Rotem was described by former Attorney &eneral 'anny 'ezouz as the closest to
organized crime in government"
The case is described by senior #ournalist Amnon (ankner as the worst case of miscarriage of #ustice he has seen in his
long career as a #ournalist where all institutions of the #ustice system gang up on an honest person to trample him and
destroy him"
Recently his case has become a cause of the Israeli )rotest movement and #ournalists as a key case in fighting
government corruption"
*n April %+ %,$- letter from the Israeli .tate *mbudsman/s office for the first time after $% years his office agreed to
take Rafi Rotem/s evidence and testimony and started process to restore his financial rights as a wrongfully terminated
.tate employee"
The case shows that concerted efforts of #ournalists and the Israeli .ocial )rotest movement can stand up to a .tate
where the #ustice system went astray"
The 'inister of 0ustice response refers the investigation to the Israel )olice and with it refers it also to 'r 1itan Rob in
the Tax Authority one of the main figures in the scandal"
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Response by the Ministry of Justice in re: Rafi Rotem's complaint in re: Tax Authority
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To 'r Rafi Rotem
Intelligence )ro#ect .upervisor
Sustoms (epartment
Tel Aviv
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R-: .our letter to the +inister of ,ustice/ in re: 0ustoms and 1AT In2esti3ations 4epartment/
Tel A2i2
I herein affirm the receipt of your .eptember $U %,,E letter in the matter referenced above"
In response: .uspicions of criminal conduct should be filed in complaints to the Israel )olice which is
the primary investigative authority for suspicions of this nature" Therefore for reasons of proper
administration the 'inister of 0ustice is prohibited and cannot interfere in this matter"
Vith it we referred your complaint for review by 'r 1itan Rob (irector of Sustoms and WAT for
continued handling of this matter" Xou should receive his response directly"
To remove any doubt the above does not constitute a stand on the matter itself"
Xours Truly
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Ido .tern
Yureau of the 'inister of 0ustice
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(irector of Sustoms and WAT