Police said likely to recommend bribery charges against Netnayahu

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Police are reportedly leaning towards recommending an indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery in the Bezeq corruption probe, known as Case 4000.

The Times of Israel reports that investigators suspect Netanyahu advanced regulatory decisions benefiting Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder in Bezeq, the country’s largest telecommunications firm — despite opposition from the Communication Ministry’s career officials — in exchange for positive coverage from Elovitch’s Walla news site.

Netanyahu will be questioned in the case for the last time on Friday, after which investigators will establish their conclusions, with an unnamed source telling Hadashot TV on Tuesday that the evidence will likely be deemed by police as sufficient to charge the premier with bribery.

 

Read more on The Times of Israel.

 

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