- Israeli Police Recommend Charging Netanyahu With Bribery
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Israeli Police Recommend Charging Netanyahu With Bribery

Last update: 14/02/2018
JERUSALEM, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases, China´s Xinhua news agency reported.

After the month-long investigation, the police handed over their recommendation to Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who will decide whether to press charges against the prime minister.

In a formal statement, seen by Xinhua, the police said that they have concluded that there is "sufficient evidence" against Netanyahu in the cases.

In the first case, dubbed by the police "case 1000," Netanyahu allegedly accepted bribery from an Israeli businessman and Hollywood tycoon Arnon Milchan, and an Australian businessman, James Packer.

The police said between 2007 and 2016, Netanyahu and his family received expensive cigars, champagne, and jewellery worth about a million shekels (US$282,800).....


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