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  • Israeli Prosecutors Charge Former Officials with Corruption

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

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08 of August 2017 12:02:39

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 Tuesday that 10 suspects in the high-profile case, including former lawmaker Deputy Interior Minister Faina Kirschenbaum, were indicted on charges ranging from bribery to tax 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 trust and drug use.Lieberman was cleared of charges in a separate corruption case in 2013.



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