The Justice Ministry is expected to close the main case against Foreign
Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday afternoon, while indicting him for
breach of public trust in a separate 2008 case involving obstruction of
justice by former Israeli Ambassador to Belarussia Zeev Ben-Aryeh,
according to media reports.
The Ministry of Justice confirmed the timing of the decision.
decision would be a fateful one for a case that goes back years, and
could also move toward lifting a cloud from one of the most powerful
politicians in Israel and end speculation of any premature end to
Liberman's career. Liberman has maintained his innocence on all matters
According to an earlier draft indictment in the main
case, 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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