Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being investigated for fraud, Newsweek reports.
Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has reportedly began a criminal investigation into Netanyahu’s acceptance of bribes.
So far there are no details about who gave the bribes and how much they were.
Netanyahu, who some say could be using the UN, Obama, Trump and the settlements to distract from his own impending scandal, denied the looming accusations, claiming, ““All these so-called scandals have turned out to be baseless and the same will be regarding the allegations published in the media now,”
Bibi has been accused of similar issues as recently as last month, when his cousin and legal counsel David Shimron represented a German company, ThyssenKrupp, that sold three submarines to Israel for about $1.5 billion. Both Netanyahu and Shimron said they did nothing wrong.
Earlier this year, Netanyahu was also accused of receiving $1.1 million from convicted French fraudster Arnaud Mimran, who is now serving eight years in prison. Mimran said at his trial that he donated the money Netanyahu for his 2009 election campaign. Netanayhu denied this, but admitted taking $40,000 from Mimran.
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