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PM: Billionaire’s testimony in gifts case a ‘futile attempt’ at media coverage

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismisses the police testimony of billionaire British-Israeli businessman Chaim “Poju” Zabludowicz in one of the ongoing corruption investigations into the prime minister as “another futile attempt to arouse media interest.”

Zabludowicz last week was asked by Lahav 433 police investigators to give his testimony while he was visiting Israel. He was asked about gifts he allegedly gave to Netanyahu when the latter served as finance minister and prime minister.

“The testimony of Mr. Zabludowicz cannot yield anything for one simple reason: he never gave any presents, not to the prime minister, not to the Netanyahu family, and was never asked to do so,” a statement from the PMO says.

“This is another futile attempt to arouse media interest in a nonexistent issue,” it says.

Zabludowicz on Saturday told Channel 10 he is not a suspect in the case.

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