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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday denied reports alleging he received illegal gifts and favors from a British businessman while serving as Finance Minister over 13 years ago.
Chaim “Poju” Zabludowicz voluntarily gave testimony to police investigators last week while visiting from London, according to Channel 2.
The testimony adds to a list of two other billionaires – Israeli Arnon Milchan and Australian James Packer – who are suspected of giving the prime minister and his family gifts in a manner that constituted a breach of trust.
"Mr. Zabludowicz's testimony will not yield anything for a simple reason: he never gave any gifts," the Prime Minister's Office said in response to the report, claiming it was "another futile attempt to arouse media interest in something that's nothing."
"There will be nothing because there is nothing," the PMO added.