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AG to indict Liberman for fraud, breach of public trust
|Contributor||La Fayette |
|Last Edited||La Fayette Dec 14, 2012 09:50am|
|Author||YONAH JEREMY BOB |
|Media||Newspaper - Jerusalem Post|
|News Date||Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:10:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Attorney-General Weinstein decides to close the main case against the foreign minister, but to indict him for two other charges in the 2008 Ben-Aryeh case, which could make his resignation more likely. |
Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein on Thursday announced a decision to charge Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman with fraud and breach of the public trust in the 2008 case involving obstruction of justice by former ambassador to Belarus Ze’ev Ben-Aryeh. However, Weinstein decided to close the main case against Liberman.
The decision was a shocking last-second turn of events in what was overall supposed to be a major Liberman victory being indicted only for breach of public trust.
Weinstein took the first step in the indictment process when he sent the indictment text to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, asking him to remove Liberman's parliamentary immunity so that the indictment could be filed in court.
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