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  Shvat 16, 5772 , 09/02/12

Pre-Indictment Hearing for Foreign Minister Over

A pre-indictment hearing on corruption charges against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was held Thursday. Between 2001 and 2008, when he served as a Knesset member and Minister of National Infrastructures, millions of dollars were transferred from businessmen to companies he controlled, including one registered under the name of his daughter Michal.

Top prosecutors will now decide if the claims of defense attorneys change the way they view the evidence that has accumulated in the file over years that Lieberman has been under investigation. The decision on whether or not to prosecute is not expected for a few months.

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