Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The Justice Ministry confirmed on Sunday night that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has ordered a review of possibly non-reported millions in funds transferred from French billionaire Arno Mimran to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of the 2009 elections.
Mimran has been testifying in a fraud case against him in France for failing to report the fund transfers and Mandelblit's order means there will now be an initial review to determine if there should be a criminal investigation into whether any Israeli laws were violated.
The confirming Justice Ministry statement was vague and gave no indication of whether the review could pose any kind of serious legal threat to the prime minister.