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    Israeli Justice Ministry Rebukes Netanyahu Money Laundering Claims

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was under a criminal investigation for bribery, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Israel’s Justice Ministry has denied reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was under a criminal investigation for illegally receiving large sums of money, local media reported.

    Earlier media reports claimed that Netanyahu was under a criminal examination for shady financial dealings, including a recent transfer of money to either himself or his family member.

    The office of Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit rebuked these reports as "inaccurate, to say the least," as quoted by the Haaretz newspaper.

    The investigation was announced last Sunday. The Justice Ministry did not disclose the grounds for the inquiry, but said it was not a criminal investigation.

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