Submarine Affair: 6 suspects questioned under caution, suspected of bribery, fraud

Six suspects, one of whom is closely associated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were questioned under caution as part of the submarine affair. The six are suspected of corruption offenses, including bribery and fraud.
Six questioned under caution Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

This morning (Monday), six suspects, including former public employees, were questioned under caution as part of the submarine affair. At this stage, the names of the suspects have not yet been published, but it can be said that three of them held senior-level positions at the time that the offenses were committed and that one of the three is considered close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The six are suspected of corruption offenses, including bribery and fraud.

“As far as my client is concerned, whose name is not allowed for publication at this stage, the investigation was expected,” stated one of the suspect’s lawyers. “He intends to share all the information that he knows and he believes that this will be the end of the affair.”

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Not a suspect, Netanyahu Photo credit: GPO/ Channel 2 news

In light of the development in the investigation and despite claims of former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit emphasized that Netanyahu is not a suspect in the affair.

Several weeks ago, the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee announced that it will review the police findings regarding the investigation. After the committee discusses the findings, it will hand over its recommendations to the head of the committee in charge of the submarine deal investigation, clarified Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee head Avi Dichter.



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