Israel's Katsav gets security stipend

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who left office in disgrace after admitting to sexual misconduct charges, was granted $250,000 a year for bodyguards and other security measures, a parliament spokesman said.

Israel's Katsav gets security stipend
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who left office in disgrace after admitting to sexual misconduct charges, was granted $250,000 a year for bodyguards and other security measures, a parliament spokesman said.

Parliament's finance committee approved the outlay on Thursday, spokesman Giora Pordes said.

"This is a travesty. He shouldn't be rewarded for what he did," lawmaker Zehava Galon told The Associated Press.

Katsav stepped down in late June after four former female employees accused him of a series of sex crimes, including rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. Facing indictment, he agreed to a plea bargain that allowed him to escape the most serious charges and avoid jail.

Israeli Shimon Peres replaced Katsav last month.

Agencies
Last Mod: 17 Ağustos 2007, 11:34
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