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News Brief

  12/13/2012, Kislev 29, 5773

Lieberman: One Indictment, One Case Closed


Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided, Thursday afternoon, to indict Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on fraud and breach of trust charges related to former Ambassador to Belarus, Ze'ev Ben Aryeh. Ben Aryeh was forced to resign in 2010 and was sentenced, at the end of October, to four months of community service for breach of trust and obstruction of justice charges, after he confessed to illegally passing information to Lieberman about investigations against Lieberman in 2008.

A case involving fictitious companies was closed. It had been the central focus of years of investigation of the Yisrael Beyteinu leader.