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Lieberman to be indicted on charges of money laundering and abuse of power

The Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz, has revealed today, Tuesday 31st May, that the government's legal adviser, along with the Public Prosecutor's Office have prepared a draft indictment against the country's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, who is accused of abusing his position, deception, witness intimidation and money laundering.

According to the draft, in 2001 and during the period in which he served as Minister of Infrastructure, Lieberman registered a company in the Virgin Islands to which he transferred $6.2 million between 2002 and 2008. The prosecution will also submit indictments against his daughter, his lawyer and his adviser.


The newspaper also reported that the Israeli legal advisor will listen to Lieberman's testimony before submitting the indictment and will disclose to him documentary evidence supporting the accusations against him.

When an indictment against an Israeli minister is submitted, they are required to resign from their position.

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