Police: Evidence of Criminal Wrongdoing by Netanyahu Aide

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in office since 2009

The Jerusalem Post reports: Police have found evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of Perach Lerner, a senior aide of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, they said in a statement on Tuesday.

The probe began in July 2015 following a directive issued by then-attorney general Yehuda Weinstein. Police said Tuesday that the investigation uncovered “apparent evidence of a conflict of interest regarding the passing of information not open to the public to a close associate of hers, information that dealt with people the associate had business dealings with.”

The allegations in the investigation include fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, police said Tuesday.

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