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Netanyahu charged in three corruption cases

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JERUSALEM, Feb. 28, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to reporters in his Jerusalem office, on Feb. 28, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday blasted the decision by the attorney general to charge him with corruption as a left-wing
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The 77-page indictment charges Netanyahu with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three separate corruption scandals…reports Asian Lite News

JERUSALEM, Feb. 28, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to reporters in his Jerusalem office, on Feb. 28, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday blasted the decision by the attorney general to charge him with corruption as a left-wing "conspiracy." (Xinhua/JINI/IANS) by .
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted for fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases.

Israeli Attorney General Avihai Mendelblit publicly released an official indictment on Monday, allowing a period of 30 days during which the long-time leader may request the parliament to grant him immunity from standing trial, Xinhua reported.

The 77-page indictment charges Netanyahu with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three separate corruption scandals.

According to the indictment, the trial will be held at the Jerusalem District Court. The date of the trial has not yet been published.

The document contains a list of 333 witnesses the prosecution may call to testify against Netanyahu, including Sheldon Adelson, an American Jewish business magnate and one of US President Donald Trump’s major donors, and Arnon Milchan, an Israeli billionaire and Hollywood producer, and other businessmen and politicians.

Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, saying the indictment is part of “an orchestrated witch hunt”.

He is the first Israeli Prime Minister, who has been served with an indictment while being in office.

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