Israel's foreign minister to be charged with breach of trust, fraud
December 13th, 2012
11:08 AM ET

Israel's foreign minister to be charged with breach of trust, fraud

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman will be charged with breach of trust and fraud, Israel's Justice Ministry announced Thursday.

Liberman will not face more serious corruption charges including money laundering and witness tampering, charges that have been leveled against him.

Liberman is suspected of illicitly obtaining about $3 million through a number of shell companies. The alleged crimes date back to before Liberman became foreign minister in 2009.

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  1. wjmccartan

    So what if he did his laundry, and there is nothing wrong with pampering jurors, its what you do when there's a chance to make a buck. Ask the guy that was selling kidneys on the black market, first time its ever someone was charged with trafficing human organs in America and he got four years, this guy will get thirty days. Next

    December 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sea Mite

    Don't believe this anti-semetic propaganda. It's wrong to single-out Jews for prosecution. (Ask any hard right-wing Christian moral majority fundamentalist)
    Long reign Israel!

    December 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @Sea Mite
    good one.lol

    On Israel, putting us to shame as always US dutifully 'agrees' to replenish munition spent by Israel raiding civilian population of Gaza & killing hundreds. Way to go.
    US tax payers always oblige too.

    December 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good morning all
    @Sea Mite
    good one.lol

    On Israel, putting us to shame as always US dutifully 'agrees' to replenish munition spent by Israel raiding civilian population of Gaza & killing hundreds. Way to go.
    US tax payers always oblige too.

    December 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    Interested to see how this affects the election. Netanyahu was way ahead in the polls, but the pseudo merger with Liberman's party will backfire.

    December 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO

    Be careful who you hop into bed with. She might be infected.

    December 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Revrun Maxwell Johnson

    Givens ya moneys ta holy Israyelll-ah.
    *Amen* Word?

    December 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SBC Rev Jones

    Don't be spending your money on inner city schools! Donate to weathy God's people the Jews of Israel.
    If your 'no child is left behind' child gets left behind, there's always a job for him in God's army, the US army.
    GOD BLESS ISRAEL.

    December 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SBC Rev Jones

    That's ISRAEL'S money. Don't be spending it on inner city upgrades! Yah be stealin' from Gawd hisselfs ifn's ya do.

    December 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Alf Terall

    No, ma'am. Al Sharpton is not a state representative. He just looks like one.
    Jessie Jackson Jr.? He's already admitted to having trouble adjusting to his meds. So don't put your money in his basket till we see how that turns-out.

    December 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hide Behindp

    The crimes of those who live within a criminal State; Is it any wonder that
    Crimes are commited in self interest by those who administer that state.
    In a land where piracy, torture, killing of man woman and children is condoned , where even if dirty laundry is hung out to dry we elect them to administer those programs "HONESTLY".
    Who living here in USA should complain. Where your tax money goes, it never was yours in first place for even before you made it, that amount had been set aide, and why crticize those who took what is theirs and give it too ones no differnt from them.
    You pay tribute to a system that no longer rules by legality based upon ethics and morality and one you legalized by the vote thereby making their illegality legal.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. MikeS

    What, an Israeli politician accused of corruption? Get out of town!!

    That would mean that all those bogus stories of Israel violating more UN resolutions than all other countries in the world combined is a fact. That would mean those stories about Israel having nukes is a fact too. Nah couldn't be. Not by God's chosen people in God's promised land!

    December 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    lol @ MikeS, dont forget *shut the front door*! But well said btw! Lieberman will be a scapegoat now just because he resigned! Netanyahu is all that is evil in Israel!

    December 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Im awaiting moderation why cnn? For saying Netanyahu is evil? Even the Israelis say it!

    December 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Good evening @chrissy @Hide Behind
    We shouldn't forget that the dual loyalty lawmakers up on the Hill & politicos nursed & nurtured by the regime's lobbies on our land stand behind the 'evil' and that is not only in the person of Netanyahu but its a mind set.
    And standing behind these are we the American public who have let things come to this.

    December 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
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