Police's National Fraud Unit (NFU) has started deposing those involved in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's
Channel 10 reported on Sunday for the first time on the NFU's probe, and said that over the last weeks several persons who have worked beside the prime minister in the previous decade were deposed.
According to the report, the probe's aim is to ascertain whether there are enough grounds for a criminal investigation. As such, this is not an investigation under warning, but only a probe for the existence of a body of evidence.
The State Attorney's Office has stated about two years ago that it has started probing the affair, termed "Bibi-tours."
The Justice Ministry said in response: "As was stated and published before, a probe is underway on matters related to the PM's travels while he was a Knesset
member. Beyond that, we have nothing to detail."
The affair deals with the PM's travels abroad during his stints as finance minister, MK and opposition chairman, as well as the travels of ministers and their deputies in the two previous cabinets.
According to Channel 10, dozens of Netanyahu's travels were paid for by private Jewish
businessmen who wished to become his associates.
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