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Police question Israeli FM Lieberman | World | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police questioned the new foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, for more than seven hours on Thursday on suspicion of bribery and money laundering.

Lieberman, an ultranationalist who became Israel's top diplomat on Tuesday, has denied any wrongdoing and has called the police probe into his affairs a smear campaign.

His anti-Arab rhetoric has alarmed Palestinians as well as Arab leaders in the region.

"Avigdor Lieberman was questioned under caution by police today for seven-and-a-half hours on suspicion of carrying out the following: bribery, money laundering and breach of trust," said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 at 03:46:39 PM EST
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BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Israeli FM questioned over fraud

Israel's new Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has been questioned by police for at least seven hours over corruption allegations.

Police said Mr Lieberman was questioned under caution on suspicion of "bribery, money-laundering and breach of trust" as part of an ongoing investigation.

Mr Lieberman was sworn in as foreign minister on Tuesday.

He has previously denied any wrong-doing and says the corruption probe against him is politically motivated.

Police confirmed that the interview had been scheduled in advance with Mr Lieberman.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 at 04:07:55 PM EST
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And so what? They all have been "questioned" but...
Has anyone ever been prosecuted in Israel for bribery, money-laundering etc.?

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by vbo on Fri Apr 3rd, 2009 at 10:13:58 AM EST
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vbo:
Has anyone ever been prosecuted in Israel for bribery, money-laundering etc.?

I got the feeling it was a qualification for office...

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by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Apr 3rd, 2009 at 09:36:30 PM EST
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