Netanyahu Officially Indicted

29 Jan
8:38 PM

Israel’s attorney general, on Tuesday, filed the indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases to a district court, effectively launching the trial against the premier, Haaretz Israeli daily reports.

Earlier on Tuesday, Netanyahu announced he was withdrawing his request for immunity from prosecution in the cases, in which he is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

His decision allowed Israel’s attorney general to file the indictment with the Jerusalem District Court, instead of having to wait for the conclusion of immunity deliberations in the Israeli parliament. It also means Netanyahu won’t be able seek protection from prosecution again in any of the three cases.

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