State may demand Netanyahu pay fine

Contractor suing state for moving Netanyahu family belongings.

October 31, 2006 09:53
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State may demand Netanyahu pay fine

netanyahu 298.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])


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The Jerusalem prosecutor's office recently warned Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu, "You broke the law as prime minister and you will have to pay hundreds of thousands of shekels, " as a result of a lawsuit brought by contractor Avner Amedi against the state. In a third party statement that the prosecutor's office submitted to court, they said that if the court rules that the state owes Amedi around NIS 350,000 for work he did for Netanyahu while he was prime minister, they would demand that Netanyahu pay him out of his own pocket, Army Radio reported Tuesday. According to documents submitted to the court, Amedi and Netanyahu's family signed a secret compromise agreement two years ago according to which Amedi was paid NIS 70,000 in return for a public apology and dropping his suit against the former prime minister. Allegedly, Netanyahu hired Amedi in 1999, without a public tender, to move the contents of his private apartment while he was prime minister. In return, the Prime Minister's Office agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of shekels out of the public coffers. Amedi's lawyer, Amir Fisher, explained what his client had done for Netanyahu; "We are talking about a lot of work for Mrs. Netanyahu, where every single piece was specially packed, even trivial items. Aside from the moving, there were other services provided." Netanyahu's office responded, "The court has already decided that Amedi is not telling the truth. The claim that there was a so-called secret agreement between Netanyahu and Amedi which was meant to avert criminal proceedings is sheer nonsense."

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