Any loss in Case 2000 could also affect Case 4000, since part of the strength of the two cases is to show a pattern.
In an unusual strategic move, the defense tried to use allegations that Ritman and Alsheich have made against Netanyahu as the basis for the prejudice accusation.
The trial had been scheduled to start in January.
Israel's deputy state attorney reportedly believed that the charges against Harow were serious enough that jail time should be part of the deal.
The witness in question was former top Netanyahu aide and current state’s witness Shlomo Filber.
Third hearing in Netanyahu’s corruption trial takes place Sunday
The ministry watchdog said this is doubly important during a time when the state prosecution is under a microscope due to its decision to prosecute the prime minister.
The indictment was made as part of his state's witness deal in cases 1000 and 2000.