The Attorney-General's Office wrote Monday that a decision in the criminal investigation into Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman will be made by in a few weeks.
Assistant Attorney-General Noa Mishor attempted to dispel rumors published last week that Liberman would be offered a plea deal, in her letter to the Movement for Quality Government. "In order to remove all doubt," she wrote, "A decision in the case will be taken after it is brought before the attorney-general," including all defense arguments. Therefore, the letter continued, there is no truth to the various recent reports on the case.
The foreign minister is under investigation for charges of fraud, breach of trust, obtaining benefits through deceit, money laundering and witness harassment. According to an earlier draft indictment, Liberman is suspected of receiving millions of dollars from private business people, through straw companies, between the years 2001 and 2008, while he was a member of Knesset and a cabinet minister.
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