Herzog: I’ll Cooperate With Any Police Probe Into My Actions

Israeli co-leader of the Zionist Union party and Labour Party's leader Isaac Herzog (C) listens to journalists during a press conference at the Jerusalem Press Club, on February 10, 2016

The Times of Israel reports: Opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Tuesday said he will cooperate with any police investigation into his election financing irregularities in an effort to bring a probe to a close “as soon as possible.”

The Zionist Union leader was responding to reports on Monday night that police were seeking to question him under caution on graft allegations.

“I will cooperate in order to close this case as soon as possible,” Herzog said, according to Army Radio.

At the end of last month, Herzog was named as a second senior Israeli Knesset member suspected of graft, following suspicions that he improperly financed a campaign for the Labor Party’s leadership in 2013.

The news came a day after Interior Minister Aryeh Deri — who spent several years in prison for embezzlement — revealed he was again at the center of a major corruption investigation.

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