PM Netanyahu at cabinet meeting 370 (R).
(photo credit: Pool / Emil Zalman / Haaretz)
Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein is investigating a claim that a
businessman transferred hundreds of thousands of shekels to Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Channel 10 revealed Sunday night.
was suspected that a haredi businessman called Dede Grauker gave the
cash to Netanyahu's chauffeur and told him to deliver it to the prime
Two PMO employees were allegedly witness to the event and passed on the details to the police.
response to the Channel 10 report the Justice Ministry released a
statement saying that the former state comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss
had received information about the alleged incident during the
investigation into the "Bibi-Tours Affair." The state comptroller passed the information to the Attorney-General, who
instructed the police in May 2012 to review the information and
determine whether there was enough evidence to justify a criminal
A month ago, the police handed the
Attorney-General the conclusions of its investigation, saying that there
was not an evidentiary foundation to justify opening a criminal
investigation into the case.
The police findings were transferred to officials in the State Attorney's office where they are currently under review.