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Former Minister of energy and infrastructure of Israel Gauguin Segev pleaded guilty to spying for Iran, for which he faces 11 years in prison. This was reported by the newspaper The Jerusalem Post.
Segev come to an agreement with the Prosecutor and acknowledged that the Israeli passed the documents to representatives of the Iranian special services. Among other things, transferred them to the paper contained information about the energy industry in Israel, protected sites, residences, and the representatives of the political and law enforcement structures.
The former Minister insists that is not transferred to Iran any confidential data, and in contact with the secret services of the Islamic Republic included, “to deceive the Iranians and to return to Israel a hero.” According to him, no ideological or financial motives to work for the enemies of the Jewish state.
The last 10 years Segev has lived in Nigeria and worked as a doctor after he was deprived Israeli license. In 2005, he was arrested and convicted of credit card fraud and drug smuggling — he tried to smuggle 32 thousands of ecstasy pills from the Netherlands to Israel.
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