Lieberman to be indicted


Israel’s Attorney General, Yehuda Wienstein, said yesterday (13th April 2011) that he was considering indicting Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for fraud, breach of trust, money laundering and harassing a witness.

The Attorney General has said that he feels he has enough evidence to go ahead with the indictment.

This move could have serious consequences for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. If Lieberman’s 15 MPs from the Israel Beiteinyu Party were to leave the Likud led coalition then Netanyahu would be forced to look elsewhere for support. That support could only come from the largest party in the Knesset, Kadima. The fall of the government is more likely.

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