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demmiblue

(36,802 posts)
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:21 PM Feb 2019

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on bribe and fraud charges

Source: NBC News

Israel's attorney general announced Thursday that his office had indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges after a two-year investigation.

The prime minister faces one count of bribery and two counts of fraud and breach of trust.

Police have previously recommended indicting Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three different cases.

Police recommended an indictment in the case based on evidence collected that confidants of Netanyahu promoted regulatory changes worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Bezeq. In exchange, they believe Netanyahu used his connections with Elovitch to receive positive press coverage on Bezeq's popular subsidiary news site, Walla. Police have said their investigation concluded that Netanyahu and Elovitch engaged in a "bribe-based relationship."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu-indicted-bribe-fraud-charges-n977571?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on bribe and fraud charges (Original Post) demmiblue Feb 2019 OP
Excellent Sherman A1 Feb 2019 #1
GREAT news! bluestarone Feb 2019 #2
Yes, lock up Netanyahu.... NET A YAHOO DemocracyMouse Feb 2019 #21
Take note, Americans who believe the propraganda that a US President "can't possibly be indicted" hlthe2b Feb 2019 #3
tRump can use "executive time" to deal with indictments. Indict him. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2019 #11
Lets hope they have real justice system in that country yaesu Feb 2019 #4
In this case, the US should follow Israel's lead IronLionZion Feb 2019 #5
Lets hope this trend continues duforsure Feb 2019 #6
Corrupt dude has "republican family values" Achilleaze Feb 2019 #7
Yes!!! B Stieg Feb 2019 #8
It's about time leftynyc Feb 2019 #9
Yes! He's a little right wing snot. The Wielding Truth Feb 2019 #10
Fantastic! littlemissmartypants Feb 2019 #12
I wish they would have perp-walked him. n/t OnlinePoker Feb 2019 #13
How long has this take? BumRushDaShow Feb 2019 #14
K&R Scurrilous Feb 2019 #15
Another member zentrum Feb 2019 #16
Oh, the world will be a better place PatSeg Feb 2019 #17
I wish he could be made to share a 4x6 cell with the orange fornicate 47of74 Mar 2019 #35
Too bad we can't put all these PatSeg Mar 2019 #37
now for the US to follow Israel and indict Trump riversedge Feb 2019 #18
Do you remember when they invited him to trash President Obama? Marcuse Feb 2019 #19
Thank you, I'd forgotten that. Duppers Feb 2019 #20
Or the time PatSeg Mar 2019 #38
Lock him up! NRaleighLiberal Feb 2019 #22
Seems to me this was one of Trump's boy friends HelenWheels Feb 2019 #23
Sure is...birds of a feather. BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #30
Too bad Mueller can't flip him pnwmom Feb 2019 #24
Aww, that's a Shame nightshift worker Feb 2019 #25
Bibi getting indicted is going to loosen tRumpys bowels. NoMoreRepugs Feb 2019 #26
Kol Bseder txbruin Feb 2019 #27
Again? Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2019 #28
They couldn't get him on Crimes Against Humanity; but they got him on corruption sandensea Feb 2019 #29
This message was self-deleted by its author dalton99a Feb 2019 #31
This is a witch hunt SCVDem Feb 2019 #32
Didn't he make a visit to repukes in Congress under Boehner? BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2019 #33
Overdue. nt oasis Mar 2019 #34
Excellent! Owl Mar 2019 #36

DemocracyMouse

(2,275 posts)
21. Yes, lock up Netanyahu.... NET A YAHOO
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:22 PM
Feb 2019

(Honestly, I've used "net a yahoo" as a mnemonic device for 25 years.... It was hard to remember the self-serving racist's name otherwise.)

hlthe2b

(102,035 posts)
3. Take note, Americans who believe the propraganda that a US President "can't possibly be indicted"
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:29 PM
Feb 2019

while in office...

May Trump quickly follow Netanyahu.

yaesu

(8,020 posts)
4. Lets hope they have real justice system in that country
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:30 PM
Feb 2019

where the rich & powerful actually pay for their crimes, unlike this country.

duforsure

(11,884 posts)
6. Lets hope this trend continues
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:33 PM
Feb 2019

And here the DOJ puts an end to all the corruption trump and his administration is involved in, and prison terms follow.

BumRushDaShow

(128,207 posts)
14. How long has this take?
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:48 PM
Feb 2019

Years!

NYT article -

Corruption Charges Announced Against Netanyahu, Weeks Before Election

By David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner

Feb. 28, 2019

JERUSALEM — Israel’s attorney general announced his plans on Thursday to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, imperiling Mr. Netanyahu’s political future just 40 days before he is to stand for re-election.

The announcement by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit was the culmination of a two-year investigation into Mr. Netanyahu’s dealings with wealthy businessmen, including a Hollywood movie producer, Israeli newspaper publishers and the head of the country’s largest telecommunications conglomerate.

Mr. Netanyahu, who is running for his fourth consecutive term as prime minister, is now entitled to a hearing to challenge the charges. If the case proceeds, he would be the first sitting prime minister to be indicted.

The police accused Mr. Netanyahu, 69, of trading lucrative official favors for gifts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars including cigars, Champagne and jewelry, and for flattering news coverage whose value was incalculable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/world/middleeast/netanyahu-corruption-charges.html

PatSeg

(47,099 posts)
37. Too bad we can't put all these
Fri Mar 1, 2019, 10:31 AM
Mar 2019

tyrants on a desert island together and let them compete for survival.

Marcuse

(7,441 posts)
19. Do you remember when they invited him to trash President Obama?
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:19 PM
Feb 2019


Pelosi should invite Angela Merkel to speak.

BigmanPigman

(51,543 posts)
30. Sure is...birds of a feather.
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 05:52 PM
Feb 2019

I heard about these charges a year ago. I see their system is almost as slow as ours is.

txbruin

(3 posts)
27. Kol Bseder
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 02:37 PM
Feb 2019

I am a son of Holocaust survivors, and a Zionist, and a proud Californian....thank G-d Bibi is indicted!

sandensea

(21,583 posts)
29. They couldn't get him on Crimes Against Humanity; but they got him on corruption
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 04:36 PM
Feb 2019

A little like Al Capone.

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SCVDem

(5,103 posts)
32. This is a witch hunt
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 09:50 PM
Feb 2019

Proclaims Netanyahu.

He also is making the claim that a sitting PM cannot be indicted.

This sounds so familiar.

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
33. Didn't he make a visit to repukes in Congress under Boehner?
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:15 PM
Feb 2019

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember it was something very shady.

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