Netanyahu to be charged in corruption cases, pending hearing: Israeli TV

February 28, 2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s attorney-general intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases, Israeli TV said on Thursday, citing the Justice Ministry.

The reported decision deepens uncertainty over his prospects in a tight election race.

The actual filing of the reported charges, which include bribery, fraud and breach of trust, will depend on the outcome of a required hearing – likely after the April 9 election – where Netanyahu can try to persuade the attorney-general not to indict him. Netanyahu, who is seeking a fourth consecutive term, denies any wrongdoing.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Stephen Farrell)

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