File - Israelis take part in a protest against corruption in Tel Aviv, Israel December 2, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A former Israeli minister Sunday started serving a 15-month jail sentence for fraud and breach of trust, judicial sources said.Stas Misezhnikov, who was tourism minister from 2009 to 2013, was sentenced to prison in October for handing 1 million shekels ($280,000) in financial support to a student festival while securing a job at the event for a woman with whom he had an intimate relationship.Misezhnikov starts serving time as public pressure increases to demand legal action against "corrupt" officials and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself faces two separate graft probes.The demonstration came a day after Netanyahu was questioned for the seventh time since Jan. 2 in a corruption probe.
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