Former Netanyahu spokesman signs state’s witness deal in corruption probe

Former Netanyahu spokesman signs state’s witness deal in corruption probe

JERUSALEM – Reuters
Former Netanyahu spokesman signs state’s witness deal in corruption probe

A former spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a state’s witness deal on March 5 in one of the corruption cases revolving around the Israeli leader, Israeli media said.

The reports said Nir Hefetz, a suspect in a case involving alleged regulatory favors granted to Israel’s biggest communications company, had agreed to give evidence for the prosecution.

A lawyer for Hefetz could not immediately be reached for comment. A police spokesman did not answer his telephone.

Netanyahu, who was due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington later on March 5, has denied any wrongdoing and says he is the victim of a witch hunt.

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