After an intense investigation against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, police investigators are recommending that Ari Harow be indicted. Attorney Harel Arnon, the lawyer Netanyahu chose to represent the government in the Supreme Court Regulation Law case, should also be charged, according to the Israel Police.

Former Chief of Staff Ari Harow

Former Chief of Staff Ari Harow Photo Credit: Flash 90/Channel 2 News

Following a thorough investigation, the Israel Police recommended that an indictment against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former chief of staff Ari Harow be filed. The Israel Police stated today (Thursday) that it has substantial evidence proving that Harow committed offenses of bribery, fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering.

In addition, the Israel Police recommend that fraud and money laundering charges be filed against attorney Harel Arnon. Arnon was recently hired to defend the Regulation Law in the Israeli Supreme Court.

The undercover investigation into Harow began in 2015 but eventually, the information was released to the public. Netanyahu’s former chief of staff was questioned and eventually investigated by the police after being linked to fraudulent ownership of his consulting firm. The case also included an investigation into Netanyahu’s involvement as well.

In accordance with the Israeli law, officials in the Israeli government may not own private companies. Harow’s involvement and profit from his private company were therefore a breach of his conflict of interest agreement as chief of staff. The police indicated that Harow managed to conceal his activity in the company and privately profited from it.