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An elected official and civil servant are among those arrested, police said. A further three individuals were taken in for questioning.
They were suspected of helping specific energy companies obtain permits in exchange for receiving positions in the companies as well as money.
Shas MK Shlomo Benizri claims the state's witness lied and wants to clear his good name, but President Reuben Rivlin ruled he must go back to court rather than seek a pardon.
In June, The Jerusalem Post exclusively reported that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit will likely indict the prime minister for bribery in Case 4000.
By GIL HOFFMAN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
“I did not receive a bribe,” Bitan said. “I never received money in my roles in the city of Rishon Lezion, and anyone who says otherwise is lying.”
By GIL HOFFMAN
Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal attorney and a veteran of the Trump Organization, pleadedd guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations.
By MICHAEL WILNER
PMO says investigation has "officially fallen apart".
By TAMARA ZIEVE
On Thursday the IDF announced that upon completion of the investigation, its findings will be examined by the Judge Advocate General's Office.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Aryeh Deri purchased a family vacation home in the town of Safsufa in the Galilee, worth some NIS 4 million and registered in the name of a close family member.
By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
James Packer, named witness in a bribery investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, quit the board of his private company on Monday.
In February, the police made similar recommendations against Katz for corruption allegations relating to his union work at Israel Aerospace Industries.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Police also found evidence to indict Bitan over money laundering and tax offenses.
By UDI SHAHAM
The police said in a statement that one of those arrested was “a senior public official” who is suspected of having committed sex offenses against multiple women.
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