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Jerusalem - Netanyahu Rejected In Bid To Have Donors Pay His Legal Fees

Published on: December 5, 2018 11:30 AM
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, 05 December 2018.  EPAIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, 05 December 2018.  EPA

Jerusalem - Benjamin Netanyahu may have to dip into his own pocket to pay for his defense against corruption accusations.

On Wednesday, Israel’s state comptroller rejected the prime minister’s request to allow donors to pay his legal fees stemming from three investigations. The two he wanted to tap are his cousin Nathan Milikowsky and American millionaire Spencer Partrich.

“The financing of legal outlays arising from a criminal investigation, which includes a suspicion of criminal acts in connection with various wealthy people, should not be done by wealthy people,” the State Comptroller’s Permits Committee said in its decision issued Wednesday.

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Netanyahu allegedly helped advance wealthy businessmen’s interests in exchange for positive media coverage.

Earlier this week the Israel Police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted in Case 4000, the so-called Bezeq Affair. The same recommendation has been made in Cases 1000 and 2000. Both Milikowsky and Partrich were involved in Case 1000, Haaretz reported.



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 Dec 05, 2018 at 11:49 AM hashomer Says:

Lol. The alt-right party and their supporters are going down the turlet quicker than the orange pumpkin soup can tweet. Where is Flynn now?

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 Dec 05, 2018 at 03:44 PM georgeg Says:

Reminds me of what they did when Yigal Amir's defense lawyers asked to examine the X-rays taken during the Rabin autopsy. The courts refused with the excuse that it would be infringing on the medical privacy of the deceased. At the same time there seems to be no problem when coroner Hiss had previously shown on public TV what he claimed to have been those self-same X-rays. These excuses are just too transparent.

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 Dec 05, 2018 at 04:57 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

Lol. The alt-right party and their supporters are going down the turlet quicker than the orange pumpkin soup can tweet. Where is Flynn now?

In case you haven't heard the news, Flynn is off the hook.

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 Dec 06, 2018 at 12:54 PM Dr_Obvious Says:

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Anonymous Says:

In case you haven't heard the news, Flynn is off the hook.

Because he's singing like a canary about the crimes of his boss, Donald Trump. Lock him up!

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