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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Israeli Foreign Minister made illegal business deals; draft indictment alleges

PNN- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been accused of secretly running various companies and benefiting from them while holding public office as a minister and Knesset member, reported Haaretz on Tuesday.

A draft indictment obtained by Haaretz says Lieberman allegedly received millions of dollars from various business people, including some who had business interests in Israeli, said the report.

The draft also accuses Lieberman's daughter, his lawyer and an aide of allegedly helping him conduct the illicit business, said the report, possible charges for the four include fraud, breach of trust and money laundering.

Among the companies cited by the report, one is an import company set up by Lieberman in Cyprus in 1997 when he was not holding public office, said the report. After being elected to the Knesset in 1999 payments to the company continued, said the report. Read more