Israel’s Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
Plans to indict Benjamin Netanyahu were announced today by the country’s attorney general who said the premiere would be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust. The developments come just 40 days before the country’s election and are a result of a two-year investigation into dealings the Likud Party’s leader had with businessmen including a Hollywood producer and the telecom giant Bezeq.
What’s Netanyahu’s move? He can challenge the charges at a hearing. Considering the 69-year-old’s defiance during the investigation, he may well still stand in April’s polls.
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