Netanyahu confidants named as suspects in new corruption probe

Netanyahu confidants named as suspects in new corruption probeBy Jeffrey Heller and Tova Cohen JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police revealed on Tuesday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country’s biggest telecoms company, as well as two former officials with close ties to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a corruption case. The arrests in the investigation dubbed “Case 4000″ came just days after police recommended Netanyahu himself be indicted for bribery and fraud in other cases, known as “1000″ and “2000″. Shaul Elovitch, a family friend of Netanyahu’s who controls telecoms firm Bezeq through his Eurocom holding company, was arrested along with his wife, his son and Bezeq’s CEO Stella Handler.



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