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Israeli publisher's accused of murder.

Convicted wiretapper Rafi Pridan alleged that the publisher of a leading Israeli daily plotted to murder two rival publishers, The Associated Press reported.

Ofer Nimrodi, publisher of Maariv, denied the accusation, saying he was the victim of attempted extortion.

The case began in the early 1990s, when Nimrodi hired private investigators to wiretap the offices of one of his rival tabloids during a circulation war. Nimrodi served four months in prison following an investigation. Pridan, one of the hired wiretappers, is serving time and cooperating with police in a probe into whether Nimrodi plotted to kill the other wiretapper, Yaakov Tzur.

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Date:Oct 30, 1999
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