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Senior prosecutor: ‘Inconceivable’ Netanyahu plea deal wouldn’t include ‘moral turpitude’

Deputy State Attorney Shlomo Lamberger says it would be “inconceivable” if a plea deal in opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s criminal trial didn’t include a clause barring the former prime minister from public office for seven years.

“Anyone who understands moral turpitude understands that with such acts it is inconceivable there isn’t moral turpitude,” Lamberger tells a conference held by the Israel Bar Association.

The comments are the first public remarks by a senior official in the State Attorney’s Office about the prospect of a plea deal in Netanyahu’s trial, rumors of which have been swirling in recent days.

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