Former Netanyahu chief of staff questioned by police in fraud probe

December 16, 2015 19:51


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Ari Harow, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, was questioned this week by police investigators as a suspect in a far-reaching breach of trust and fraud probe stemming from a “range of offenses” allegedly carried out during his time in office, police said.

After being interrogated by officials on Monday, Harow was released on house arrest for five days and ordered to adhere to strict financial restrictions pending the ongoing investigation, which may implicate others working in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Harow, who was born in Los Angeles in 1973 and made aliya with his family in 1985, was appointed chief of staff at the PMO last year, serving in the position for roughly one year before leaving to run Netanyahu’s successful reelection campaign.

A former IDF soldier, Harow has served Netanyahu in different capacities for the past 15 years, including as a foreign affairs adviser and scheduler. During a hiatus in 2010, he founded an international government and NGO advisement company called 3H Global.

However, upon being named chief of staff last year, Harow reportedly handed the company over to his brother to avert a conflict of interest.

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