According to The Independent, Israel’s attorney general has launched an investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after rumors surfaced that he had received large sums of money as a donation from an unknown source. However, the Prime Minister denied the allegations of corruption, calling them baseless. At the same time, Netanyahu’s family adviser noted that, as in previous cases, when the allegations of corruption against the Prime Minister were considered baseless, nothing would be found in this case, because in reality there is nothing.
Israeli media reported that the country’s prime minister or one of his family members had received large sums of money unrelated to the political campaign after the country’s Ministry of Justice claimed it had launched an investigation to identify the suspects.
Netanyahu’s wife has previously been accused of mistreating former domestic workers. The police also offered to sue him for wasting state budget funds, in particular by spending large sums of money on his sick father’s guardian’s own dinners.
Mr Netanyahu made a six-day trip to New York at a cost of $ 600,000 (€ 462,000). These costs also include the $ 1,600 spent on a personal hairdresser.
In another allegation, Arnod Mimran, a French national convicted of fraud last week, said he had given Netanyahu large sums of money for campaigning, in violation of Israeli campaign finance law. However, the Prime Minister insisted that the $ 40,000 donation he received from Mimar was legal because he had received it before he took office.
If the allegations are substantiated by the investigation, charges will be brought against the Prime Minister.
Prepared by Susanna Khachatryan