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      Archive: 2/17/2013

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        2/17/2013, Adar 7, 5773

      Lieberman Denies Charges

      Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beyenu party, was in court Sunday to face charges of fraud and breach of trust in the matter of the appointment of an ambassador. Lieberman denied the charges via his attorney, and asked that the trial be conducted speedily. Prosecutors noted that if Lieberman is found guilty, they will seek the maximum penalty, which includes a jail sentence.

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