Israeli Reporter Cuts Deal in Documents Case

Uri Blau Will Do Four Months of Community Service

By Haaretz

Published July 05, 2012.

The State Prosecutor’s Office reached a plea bargain with an Haaretz journalist Uri Blau, suspected of possessing classified Israel Defense Forces documents on Thursday, a little over a month after the state announced its intention to indict him.

As part of the deal Blau will admit to holding secret intelligence, without intent to harm national security.

According to the deal, Blau will be sentenced to four months in prison, to be commuted to four months of community service.

The deal was reached between representatives of the Tel Aviv district of the State Prosecutor’s Office. Ariela Segal and Hadas Fuhrer-Gafni and Haaretz legal representatives Mibi Mozer and Jack Hen.

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