Bennett, Danon, Peretz, and Other Knesset Members Fined for Expense Reporting Violations
Ynet – The state comptroller issued fines to MKs who failed to follow proper primary funding practices. Economy Minister Naftali Bennett was fined NIS 65,000 (about $18,000) for failure to report expenses for a private investigator. Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon was fined NIS 20,000 ($5,600) ; Ayelet Shaked NIS 5,000 ($1,400); and Tzipi Hotovely NIS 2,000 ($560). Others fined included: Erel Margalit, Moshe Feiglin, Gila Gamliel and Tamar Zandberg.
Primary candidates who did not follow procedures have been fined by state comptroller retired Judge Joseph Shapira. Leading the pack at NIS 65,000 was Economic Minister Naftali Bennett for not reporting private investigator fees charged for collecting information on the activity of MK Nissan Slomiansky, during faction primaries for Habayit Hayehudi. Additionally, fines were issued for Minister Amir Peretz, and Deputy Ministers Tzipi Hotovely and Danny Danon, as well as several additional MKs who were fined lower amounts.