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Israel's Attorney General announced on Thursday that his office has filed charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of corruption after a two-year investigation.
The Prime Minister faces a number of bribery and two counts of fraud and breach of trust.
Police have previously recommended Netanyahu to blame for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three different cases.
Police have recommended an indictment in this case, based on the evidence gathered, that Netanyahu's trustee encourages hundreds of millions of Dollar regulatory changes for Bezek. In return, they believe that Netanyahu has used his ties with Elovich to get a positive media coverage of the popular information site of Bezek, Wola. The police said the investigation concluded that Netanyahu and Elovich were involved in "bribery-based relations."
Police also recommend that charges be filed against Elovich, his family members and members of his management team. recommends Netanyahu to file charges of corruption in two other cases. One involves accepting gifts from billionaire friends, and the other revolves around allegedly favorable proposals for a large newspaper legislation in return for favorable coverage. repeatedly denied any violations and called various accusations against him hunting for witches aimed at removing him from office.
The Israeli media reported on Thursday that only hours before Mandelblatt's expected decision to file charges against Netanyahu, his Likud party filed a petition with the Supreme Court to stop the announcement from happening before the election. on the grounds that this would have an unfair effect on Netanyahu's prospects for re-election. The court spokesman, however, confirmed later in the afternoon that the petition was rejected.
The indictment is the first time in Israeli history that a seated prime minister is charged with a crime. take up to one year to complete the process of hearing the charges and another two years to hear a lawsuit.
While the Israeli prime ministers are not legally obliged to resign if a charge is made, the prospect of a prime minister
President Donald Trump, with whom Netanyahu has established a close relationship, said that [Netanyahu̵
Netanyahu rushed back on Wednesday from a diplomatic mission in Moscow and met with President Vladimir Putin to prepare for the expected rejection of the charges on Thursday.
Chief Prosecutor Avichi Mandelblatt is a former secretary of Netanyahu's office. The first time Netanyahu faced the possibility of being officially charged with a crime
Netanyahu and the luxury lifestyle of his family – often at the expense of taxpayers – were subjected to careful scrutiny beforehand. Nearly six years ago, Netanyahu was criticized for making $ 127,000 in public money for a special sleeping cabin for five and a half hours flying to London for the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. It happened only a few months after Netanyahu's Netanyahu family's budget for taxpayers' money included $ 2700 for craft pistachio and French vanilla ice cream.