Israel attorney general orders criminal probe into Netanyahu spending

A file photo showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next to his wife Sara (AFP Photo)
A file photo showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next to his wife Sara (AFP Photo)

 

The Israeli attorney general has ordered a criminal investigation into financial misconduct of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

An official of the Israeli ministry of judicial affairs, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein’s decision to order the criminal probe into Netanyahu’s excessive spending follows a preliminary inquiry into case in February.

On February 26, the office of Weinstein said in a statement that the evidence collected from Netanyahu’s official residence and his private home, and the testimonies of a former employee at the residence convinced judges to launch a preliminary probe into the case.

The attorney general’s office “believes that the variety of affairs justifies a probe, at the end of which it will be decided whether to launch a criminal investigation,” the statement issued in February added.

The Israeli premier faces accusations of transfer of furniture bought for his official residence to his holiday home in the city of Caesarea in the occupied Palestinian territories, and use of public money to pay an electrician to work in his property there.

The inquiry will also examine reports that Sara, Netanyahu’s wife, collected at least USD 1,000 from the deposits on empty bottles returned from the official residence during the premier’s previous term in office.

The Netanyahus have reportedly dismissed the reports as a smear campaign.

Over the last few years, a number of reports have surfaced about Netanyahu family’s expensive living style.

In one instance, USD 127,000 of public funds was spent on a sleeping cabin in a plane.

Netanyahu’s wife has also come under fire for her lavish tastes and abusive behaviour against servants.

 

Comments

Nasser 6 hours ago
Financial misconduct ???? What about mass murders, tortures, land grabbing, using excessive force on defenceless children.. Etc.. List goes on. AG kindly get your facts correct, financials are monetary values… This man should be at ICC for injustice to Humanity !!

 

Source: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/21/421250/Israel-Netanyahu-Yehuda-Weinstein

 

Gordon says: His wife reminds me of Miss Piggy and seemingly behaves like her too!

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3 Responses to “Israel attorney general orders criminal probe into Netanyahu spending”

  1. Ian says:

    As Nasser appears to comment on the end of the Press TV article, He’s guilty of a hell of a lot more than fiddling a few quid.
    When you look at the two of them together in the picture, well it saves spoiling two houses, they suit each other.

    • sovereigntea says:

      Al Capone got sent down for tax evasion. The knives are out for Bibi his day is nearly done.

      Ami Ayalon (former head of the Shin Bet), Efraim Halevy (former chief of the Mossad), and Shlomo Ben-Ami (Former Israeli Foreign Minister), welcomed the nuclear deal.[13] Moreover, Jewish scholars such as Avi Shlaim have never taken Netanyahu seriously.[14] Ben-Ami himself has recently said:

      “Netanyahu is an ideologue of Jewish catastrophe. His view of Jewish history reflects that of his father, the historian Benzion Netanyahu, who went to America in the 1940s to challenge the Allies’ failure to rescue European Jewry from the Holocaust, and thus to mobilize support for Zionism…

      “It does not matter that Israel possesses, according to foreign sources, a nuclear arsenal, as well as a robust economy and a strong alliance with the world’s most powerful country; for Netanyahu, it is essentially an old Jewish ghetto, attempting to hold out against relentless threats.”[15]

      Avner Cohen again has said in the past that Netanyahu is sometimes “crazy.”[16] Former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin declared that Netanyahu makes “decisions from messianic feelings.”[17]

      Haroun Yashayaei, the chairman of the Tehran Jewish Committee:

      “There is no doubt that the Israeli prime minister is so narcissistic that none of these developments can deter him from following his delusional goals.”[9]

      The Jerusalem Post, quoting Yashayaei, declared:

      “Although Netanyahu traveled all over the world trying to block the nuclear deal with Iran, ‘he was not taken seriously anywhere and by anybody and was finally angry.’”[10]

      • Ian says:

        Forgive my spelling but Moshe Dyan, Golde Meyer, Menechim Begin, Ariel Sharon,. None were Charismatic figures. Israel is what Israel does, and with what it does now, it hasn’t any friends. If the Us goes tits up. Israel will die too.

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