Senior Israeli Officer Commits Suicide

Senior Israeli Officer Commits Suicide
Sun Jul 5, 2015 18:23:11

Israel's former National Fraud Unit Chief Lt. Commander Ephraim Bracha took his own life after his name was implicated in Pinto corruption case, Al-Alam News Network reports.

The Israeli Police announced the suicide of Ephraim Bracha on Sunday, the head of the police's National Fraud Unit who became the center of the Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto corruption scandal, Arutz Sheva reported.

Bracha was 55 when he died. He was widely considered to be one of the most senior officials in the Israel Police.

He was found lifeless in his car on Sunday morning, according to Channel 2, after he told his wife early Sunday he needed to go outside for a moment to "get some air."

After he did not return or answer his cell phone, his wife turned to Bracha's close friend, Lt. Commander Avi Noyman, the Chief Officer of the Education department in the Israel Police.

Noyman mobilized the Modi'in police force, and after a long search, found his car parked on Emek Ha'elah Street, with Bracha lifeless inside. The street is near Modi'in's industrial area and is less than a kilometer from his home.

Magen David Adom (MDA) medics reached the site and attempted to perform life-saving procedures on Bracha, but eventually pronounced him dead at the scene.

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