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Israel police say evidence to charge Netanyahu lawyer in bribery probe

Israeli police said Thursday there was evidence to charge a lawyer for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery in a corruption probe, one of several cases that have put the premier s long tenure in office under the spotlight. While Netanyahu was questioned as a witness and not a suspect in the case, the accusations against David Shimron and others in the investigation will only add to pressure the prime minister faces. Besides Shimron, police said the former chief of Netanyahu s office, David Sharan, is also suspected of bribery, as is the former head of the navy, Eliezer Marom. Two other navy ex-generals were named as being suspected of similar offences, as was a former minister, Eliezer Zandberg. Referring to Shimron, Netanyahu s family lawyer who is also a relative of the premier, police said there is evidence that he committed bribery offences and money laundering . There was however insufficient evidence against another Netanyahu lawyer and longtime associate, Yitzhak ..

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