Among the construction offenses: adding a pergola without permission, closing part of the roof with tiles – where it was forbidden to close. It also appears that additional offenses were allegedly committed.
The Channel 20 investigation and 0404 News reveal that the Deputy State Attorney, Liat Ben-Ari, and her husband, Aviv Shuiki, have also committed construction offenses in the past. This is a construction offense they committed in the private house where they live in Moshav Herut.
Among the construction offenses – adding a pergola without permission, closing part of the roof with tiles – where it was forbidden to close. It also appears that additional offenses were allegedly committed.
Already 16 years ago, in 2004, an inspector from the Lev Hasharon Regional Council visited the family home in Moshav. He marked the anomalies and was later given to a Form 4 couple on probation. At the same time, Ben-Ari and her husband submitted a request for changes, but this request did not proceed and its processing was stopped, a permit for an exception was not granted.
A source in the engineering department of the Lev Hasharon Council confirmed that an offense had been committed in the past, but could not say why the case was stopped and why no indictment was filed against those involved. Until this moment, 16 years later, they do not know how to explain in the engineering department why the case was left without any treatment and clarify that even with the family she would have made repairs to the property, then the offense was committed even earlier. As stated, Ben-Ari and her husband submitted an application for a permit to approve the exception at the time – so that they knew well about the offense they had committed and that the permit had not been granted.
It is important to note that this is the land of the manager and a remedy – any construction deviation – is a deviation at the expense of the public and much more serious. It is also important to note that offenses committed on assets on the land of the director – not subject to the statute of limitations – neither from prosecution nor from the payment of fines.
Liat Ben-Ari refused to comment on our request and referred us to the Ministry of Justice.
The Ministry of Justice declined to comment on the new affair, saying that “as we have reported, there have been repeated attempts in recent times to discredit Ms. Liat Ben-Ari in online and media publications, to intrude on her privacy and to scrutinize the affairs of her family members in order to tarnish her reputation. The motives for this are clear to all, and the timing is not accidental. We do not intend to give a hand to these attempts and there is no room to address questions concerning Ms. Ben-Ari’s personal life. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not respond in any way to this or that claim, which is not addressed in our office in any case. Any publication in this context and any damage to Ms. Ben-Ari’s good name will be the sole responsibility of the person who published it, for all that this implies. ”