Attorneys, including lead attorney Giorda Aderet, for Foreign Minister Avigdor
Liberman were set to meet with Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein on Monday
afternoon to discuss issues relating to the indictment pending against Liberman
in the Belarus ambassador affair.
Media reports suggested that Liberman's
attorneys have requested the meeting in order to examine the possibility of
reaching a plea bargain with the attorney-general.
However, the ministry
of justice refused to confirm the meeting.
Until now, all leaks regarding
a plea bargain appear to have come from Libermans camp, although he himself on
Sunday denied that he was seeking a plea bargain and said he was happy to try to
clear his name in court.
Weinstein announced on Thursday that he would be
filing an indictment against Liberman for fraud and breach of public trust in
the Belarus ambassador affair.
Following the announcement of the
indictment on Thursday, Liberman handed in his resignation
as foreign minister
and vice premier on Sunday, which is to take effect on Tuesday.
affair, Liberman is accused in 2008 of reviewing classified information about a
larger criminal investigation that was pending against him at the time, which
was closed on Thursday after at least six years.
Liberman is also accused
of helping then Belarus ambassador Zeev Ben-Aryeh obtain future jobs in the
foreign ministry in return for having been the one who leaked the information to
Ben-Aryeh was convicted for his actions of obstruction of
justice in June.
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