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Israeli PM to face criminal probe over bribery, fraud

Israeli PM to face criminal probe over bribery, fraud

It was reported in June that Roni Alsheikh, the Chief of Israeli Police, had ordered the country's special police unit, Lahav 433, which has been compared to the FBI, to investigate the Prime Minister - but demanded total secrecy and no leaks to the media.

Israel's Channel 2 TV reported Thursday that Netanyahu accepted "favors" from businessmen in Israel and overseas.

Police have been looking into the allegations for nearly nine months and now believe they have cause to open a full investigation, according to reports.

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team leaders have been "aggressively courting" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come to the January 20 inauguration, the New York Post reported.

But Mr Netanyahu denies the claims, saying there is nothing to uncover.

Joey 'Baba Booey' Boots dies at 49
The NYPD were called to Joey's Bronx apartment building at 9:45 p.m. on December 23 for a male in need of medical attention . Boots' catch phrase, "Baba Booey", gained him a following and he became a favorite on 62-year-old Stern's program.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone to discuss the conflict in Syria and security cooperation. It is alleged that the Prime Minister accepted bribes in the form of donations during his 2009 campaign.

A spokesperson for Netanyahu denied the allegations, referring to them as "nonsense".

Netanyahu's office did not respond to a request for comment.

The prime minister was expected to be called in by police for questioning in the coming days, the Times of Israel reports, adding that he faces allegations of bribery and fraud. She is accused of spending state funds on patio furniture, gourmet dinners with private chefs, and a carer for her father.

"I suggest that the opposition calm down, and send an all-clear siren to the tailors", Netanyahu said at the opening of a cabinet meeting, referring to suits that MKs would be sewing to wear as ministers.


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