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Likud MK David Bitan formally indicted on corruption charges

Likud MK David Bitan at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on August 9, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Likud MK David Bitan at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on August 9, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

State prosecutors file an indictment formally charging Likud MK David Bitan after he opted against requesting parliamentary immunity against corruption charges.

Bitan is indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, as well as money laundering and tax offenses, over allegations he received some NIS 715,000 ($220,000) in bribes while in public office.

Bitan, a former coalition whip and confidant of ex-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, denies wrongdoing.

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