Police Recommend Charges Against Rami Levy

Rami Levy Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90
Israeli entrepreneur Rami Levy. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Police are recommending that prosecutors indict supermarket discount king Rami Levy for allegedly using information that leaked in a police investigation about his activities. Levy, according to police, got hold of secure information about his workers and used it against them.

The investigation began over complaints last year that workers were being harassed by fellow employees, and that Levy knew of such incidents personally but refused to do anything about it.

According to some of the complainants, Levy himself used information about workers to pressure them to suppress their complaints. He also used information about workers to pressure them on job-related matters. Later, police said, he got hold of sensitive information about workers that was part of the investigation and used that as well.

Given the circumstances, police said, they recommended indicting him and trying him for the misuse of information.

In a statement, Levy said that “just two weeks ago we were told that police had recommended that the case be dropped in another matter concerning me, and here police are rushing to try me. We are positive that prosecutors will decide that there is no evidence whatsoever upon which to base this investigation.”