The judges in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s corruption trial order state prosecutors to give his defense team more investigatory materials from the phone of former Walla news CEO Ilan Yeshua, a key witnesses in one of the cases against the premier.
“There are grounds for the defense’s claim that the investigatory materials sent to it were partial,” the Jerusalem District Court judges write in their decision. “There is no dispute that this state of affairs must be fixed as soon as possible.”
As part of their ruling, the judges authorize another search of Yeshua’s phone for any conservations with politicians, businessmen and others concerning his involvement in news coverage at Walla.
Yeshua has been testifying in Case 4000, which involves suspicions that Netanyahu approved regulatory decisions benefiting the controlling shareholder of Bezeq telecoms, which owns Walla, in exchange for flattering news coverage.