The International Campaign for Real History

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 2004

[] Index to the Traditional Enemies of Free Speech
[] Alphabetical index (text)

Quick navigation

Jerusalem Post

September 27, 2004 17:46 | Updated September, 28, 2004 12:01



Gonen SegevFormer minister Segev sentenced to one year's probation

By Yaakov Katz

THE Tel Aviv Magistrates Court on Tuesday sentenced former energy minister Gonen Segev to probation for one year and a NIS 50,000 fine on charges of credit card fraud and attempting to receive benefits fraudulently.

Segev was convicted in the court on Monday. President of the Magistrates Court, Judge Edna Bekenstein, ruled that Segev is a "liar", who consistently changed his version of the events in order to mislead the police.

"The defendant is an intelligent and smart man who was proven to have used a credit card fraudulently and was caught in his wickedness," Bekenstein said. "There is only one truth but according to the defendant there are man variations of the truth."

Segev, who is also standing trial for allegedly attempting to smuggle 30,000 Ecstasy pills into Israel from the Netherlands, reported that his credit card was missing during a trip to Hong Kong in November 2003 but carried on buying groceries with the card and using it to take out cash from ATMs.

Upon returning to Israel, Segev filed a several-thousand shekel suit with the Isracrad credit card company in order to retrieve the money that he said was charged to the card following his report that it went missing. However, an investigation launched by the credit card company abroad revealed a picture of an ATM where Segev is seen using the card to take out money after his report that the card was stolen. After presented with the evidence against him, Segev dropped the suit.

Bekenstein wrote that there is no doubt of Segev's guilt in the affair and that the different deceiving versions which he presented throughout the investigation and the court proceedings strengthened that determination.

In a hearing last week, Segev shocked the police after he presented a new version of the events, saying that he was not in Hong Kong when his card was used to withdraw money. Segev initially told investigators that he made a mistake filing the suit with the credit card company and that he got mixed up with the dates and with a different card.

According to an indictment filed in May, Segev, a pediatrician by profession who served as energy minister under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, attempted to smuggle drugs into Israel from the Netherlands hidden inside candy wrappers. According to police, Segev rented an airport locker in Amsterdam and placed the drugs inside. After he lifted off for Israel, airport authorities opened the locker and discovered the drugs hidden inside the M&M wrappers.


Our dossier on The Mossad, Israel's Intelligence service
  Former Israeli minister Gonen Segev arrested for drug smuggling | Segev indicted for smuggling 30,000 'Ecstasy' tablets | Former Israeli minister Gonen Segev investigated also for cheque (check) and credit card frauds

Israel's links to the global ecstasy trade ...

  International Ecstasy smuggling racket: three Israelis arrested
  Israelis at center of the international Ecstasy drug trade
  Ecstasy: A gift from "our best friend and ally"...
Help to fund  Ultra-Orthodox couriers ran drugs for major international ring, reports Reuters
  international money-laundering ring run by New York Hasidim washed millions of dollars in cocaine proceeds for the Colombian cartels
  Real History, Drug rings, and Israel: Reports from DEA field offices state young Israelis claiming to be art students and had been attempting to penetrate DEA offices
  Police raid Michel Friedmanns house for cocaine. Drogenrazzia beim Vizepräsidenten des Zentralrates der Juden in Deutschland, Michel Friedman.

The above item is reproduced without editing other than typographical

 Register your name and address to go on the Mailing List to receive

David Irving's ACTION REPORT

or to hear when and where he will next speak near you

© Focal Point 2004 F Irving write to David Irving