Israel PM questioned for 7th time in corruption probe

Since last year, Netanyahu has been subject of criminal investigations in two separate corruption cases

Israel PM questioned for 7th time in corruption probe

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned by Israeli police for the seventh time since being named as a suspect last year amid corruption allegations.

In a statement, the Israeli police said Netanyahu had been interrogated for “several hours” on Thursday at his Jerusalem residence as part of an ongoing corruption investigation. 

The statement, however, did not provide any additional details regarding the probe. 

Since last year, Netanyahu has been the subject of criminal investigations in two separate corruption cases.

He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. 

The first case involves Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, who was allegedly asked to purchase luxury items for Netanyahu and his wife. 

The second case relates to allegations that Netanyahu struck a deal for favorable media coverage with Arnon Mozes, publisher of popular Hebrew-language newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. 

Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, has also been questioned by police regarding earlier corruption allegations.

She stands accused of receiving “lavish and inappropriate” gifts from wealthy businessmen and paying bribes to a media mogul in return for favorable coverage. 

She has also been questioned within the context of an ongoing investigation into allegations that Netanyahu used state funds for personal expenditures.

 
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