Report: Netanyahu aide in ‘advanced talks’ to turn state’s witness

A longtime aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau is in “advanced talks” to turn state’s witness in the corruption investigation known as Case 4000, Hadashot TV news reports.

A reporter at the network tweets Filber is expected to sign the deal tonight.

Filber is a suspect in Case 4000, which involves suspicions Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch gave Netanyahu and his family positive coverage at his Walla news site in exchange for the advancement of policies benefiting the telecommunications giant.

Reports say Netanyahu and his wife Sara are expected to be questioned in the investigation. Neither has been named as a suspect and they deny wrongdoing.

Communications Ministry Director-General Shlomo Filber arrives for a hearing at the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court, on February 18, 2018. (Flash90)

 

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