11 Jul 2016
Israel’s Attorney General on Sunday announced the opening of an inquiry pertaining to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s finances, amid reports that police have been investigating Netanyahu on matters related to suspected financial corruption.
The Attorney General’s office stressed that its inquiry was not a criminal investigation.
“Following information received in matters pertaining among other things to the prime minister, and which has been presented to the attorney general by the police’s investigations and intelligence department, the attorney general has conducted a number of discussions attended by the state prosecutor and other senior officials in the Justice Ministry and the police’s investigations and intelligence department. Upon their conclusion, the attorney general has decided to instruct an examination of the matter,” the Attorney General’s office said in a statement.
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