Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted on Corruption Charges
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
Indicted on Corruption Charges.
The country's Attorney General,
Avichai Mandelblit, says the charges
include fraud, bribery and breach of trust.
Mandelblit previously said he
was considering indicting
Netanyahu back in February.
Legal experts say the prime minister is facing up to a decade in jail for bribery and three years for the other offenses.
The indictments come as Israel is
on the cusp of holding elections
for the third time in a year.
Netanyahu and political rival
Benny Gantz have both
failed to form a government.
Now that he has been indicted,
Netanyahu's political future is uncertain.
The prime minister claims the indictment is a political vendetta.
It’s very disturbing what is going on here and how the police conducted this investigation.
This is a contaminated process, we need to investigate the investigators, they didn’t want the truth, they were after me personally, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, via statment.
It remains to be seen if
Israel President Reuven Rivlin
will let Netanyahu form a government
should he win the next election