Netanyahu investigated on money laundering allegations

by Alfonso Matthews Julio 11, 2016, 6:31

Just last week, reports emerged that Israel authorities are investigating the premier on suspected money laundering allegations stemming from 2009.

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit's decision followed "the receipt of information about matters that relate, inter alia, to the prime minister" and which he has discussed with senior Israeli police and prosecutors, the statement said.

Mandelblit stressed that it is only an initial investigation, not a criminal one, and he would not divulge details.

In response, Netanyahu denied involvement in any of the allegations, according to Channel 10. "Naturally, we will not be able to refer to these reports or to elaborate as to the process of the examination at this stage", the statement added.

"As was the case in previous affairs, when things that turned out to be baseless were attributed to Netanyahu, there will be nothing here as well, because there is nothing", the statement said.

A spokesman for Netanyahu said, "As with all past instances when allegations were made with reference to the prime minister like a passing distraction also here there will not be anything - because there is nothing".

MK Erel Margalit (Zionist Union) addressed the new investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an a cultural event in Rishon Lezion Saturday afternoon.

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