C’tee nixes contributions to finance Netanyahu’s trial protection


The State Comptroller’s Workplace Permissions Committee accepted the legal professional normal’s opinion that such contributions have been unlawful.


The State Comptroller’s Workplace Permissions Committee introduced as we speak that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should return $30,000 that he obtained from his cousin Nathan Milikowsky to finance his authorized protection in his trial on corruption expenses. The committee determined, nonetheless, that Netanyahu needn’t return $270,000 that he obtained for the authorized protection of his spouse, Sara Netanyahu, within the case involving bills on the prime minister’s residences.

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The committee additionally mentioned that it could not contemplate any renewed utility by the prime minister to be allowed to simply accept NIS 10 million from his affiliate Spencer Partrich to finance his protection. The committee took this place within the mild of an opinion from Lawyer Basic Avichai Mandelblit launched earlier this week stating that the cash represented an unlawful cost. Mandelblit wrote that “it can’t be decided that the receipt of this sum by the prime minister from Partrich doesn’t quantity to a present to him as a public servant.”

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Mandelblit was fiercely attacked for this opinion by the prime minister and his associates, who mentioned that he had formulated his place as a part of his “coup conspiracy.” Minister of Justice Avi Nissenkorn and Minister of Protection Benny Gantz rose to Mandelblit’s protection, saying that he was fulfilling his position.

Even after the choice to indict him, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denies the costs in opposition to him, has not been convicted of any crime, and is entitled to the presumption of innocence.

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Printed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on July 2, 2020

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Benjamin Netanyahu  / Photo: Abir Sultan Reuters , Reuters

Benjamin Netanyahu / Picture: Abir Sultan Reuters , Reuters

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