Police: Significant progress in Lieberman case

After 5-hour questioning session, police sources say they will recommend FM indictment for fraud, bribery.

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Significant progress has been made in the case against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, police sources said on Wednesday. The comments came after National Fraud Unit investigators questioned Lieberman over suspicions of fraud, bribery, breach of public trust and fraudulent receipt of goods for five-and-a-half hours on Wednesday. It was the foreign minister's fifth such interrogation session. The sources said that multiple testimonies have been made against Lieberman, and that police would recommend that he be indicted. Police are believed to be in the final stage of the investigation against him and are expected to pass their findings soon to state prosecutors who have been following the investigation. Police also suspect Lieberman of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes between 2001 and 2004 while serving as national infrastructures minister and transportation minister, allegedly receiving the funds from two businessmen. Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report