Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman makes remarks during the 2012 Saban Forum on U.S.-Israel relations at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
Israel's Lieberman to face breach of trust charges: ministry
Posted : Thursday, 13 December 2012 09:35AM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Justice Ministry said on Thursday it would charge Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with fraud and breach of trust, though a more serious corruption case against him has been closed.
Lieberman, the most powerful partner in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightist coalition government, has denied any wrongdoing. The announcement comes less than six weeks before an Israeli election that Netanyahu is predicted to win.
"(Lieberman) is being charged with fraud and breach of trust," a ministry spokesman said.
(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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