Decision forthcoming to try Lieberman on corruption charges
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Decision forthcoming to try Lieberman on corruption charges

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein says case could move ahead within weeks

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)

A decision whether to press charges against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is forthcoming in the next few weeks, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said Monday.

Weinstein made the announcement after the Movement for Quality Government asked for a clarification regarding when Lieberman’s case would be decided.

Lieberman is suspected of fraud, money laundering, breach of trust, and witness tampering. The case has lingered for years, however, without a decision to charge Lieberman.

The decision is expected to be made prior to the upcoming general elections. Should Lieberman be prosecuted, he would not be able to serve in the next government. If the proceedings end in a plea bargain, Lieberman would have to retire for one term.

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