Finance Minister Silvan Shalom said on IDF Radio he means to demand former Bank of Israel Governor Jacob Frenkel return the hundreds of thousands of shekels he unlawfully received.
The criticism directed against Frenkel is growing due to NIS 230,000 he received allegedly in excess of his eligibility as the head of the bank.
Frenkel was criticized in the annual state comptroller report, retired justice Eliezer Goldberg filed on Monday.
In light of the report's findings, Constitution, Law and Justice Committee Chairman MK Ophir Pines-Paz of the Labor Party filed a complaint with the police against Frenkel. Pines-Paz said that Frenkel has a great deal of credit in his favor, but no one is above the law. Opposition head MK Yossi Sarid called on the Israel Prize committee to reconsider this year's economics award, which went to Frenkel.