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Police: Case against Lieberman solid

Investigators present AG Mazuz with findings, according to which there is sufficient evidence to indict FM for money laundering, fraud, breach of trust

Senior police officials met with Attorney General Menachem Mazuz Tuesday evening to discuss the corruption investigation against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Ynet has learned.


During the meeting, National Fraud Unit investigators presented Mazuz with their findings, according to which there is sufficient evidence to prosecute Lieberman.


However, a senior Justice Ministry official stressed that the investigation was not over and that the case has yet to be transferred to Mazuz's care. The meeting focused on the steps needed to conclude the investigation as soon as possible, said the official.


The FM is suspected of bribery, money-laundering, breach of trust and obstruction of justice. The allegations apparently relate to a company run by his daughter.


Head of the police investigations unit Major-General Yoav Segalovich and National Fraud Investigations Unit chief Shlomi Ayalon were present at the meeting with the AG and his advisors.


About five months ago Lieberman was questioned for the fifth time. During the session the investigating team presented various questions to Lieberman regarding the suspicion that he received a bribe via the consulting firm where his daughter worked.


Among other things, Lieberman was questioned about funds transferred to a company in Cyprus and from there to his associates. In additions, investigators suspect that during the years Lieberman was not a Knesset member he received hundreds of thousands of shekels from various businesspeople.


פרסום ראשון: 07.14.09, 20:48
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