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Israeli prosecutors charge former officials with corruption

AP  |  Jerusalem 

Israeli prosecutors have charged a former deputy minister and nine others in a corruption sting centered on Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party.

The Justice Ministry announced today that 10 suspects in the high-profile case, including former lawmaker Deputy Interior Minister Faina Kirschenbaum, were indicted on charges ranging from bribery to evasion.


The charges are the culmination of a prolonged investigation by Israeli police into suspected corruption by members of the hard-line nationalist party.

Last year, the Justice Ministry said it had evidence against 16 members of the Yisrael Beiteinu party. Tuesday's announcement didn't include charges against Stas Misezhnikov, a former tourism minister suspected of bribery, breach of and drug use.

Lieberman was cleared of charges in a separate corruption case in 2013.

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 22:32 IST
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