Two lawyers close to Israeli PM detained over submarine scandal
ANI | Updated: Nov 06, 2017 02:10 IST
Jerusalem [Israel], November 6 (ANI): Two senior lawyers close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were detained for questioning as part of an ongoing corruption probe into the purchase of three submarines from the German conglomerate, ThyssenKrupp.
The second person has not been named yet.
The two were detained in what seems to be the investigation's third round of questioning.
This latest round comes after the police finished questioning state's witness Miki Ganor in September.
The Israeli media has reported that it was likely that Netanyahu himself would be questioned during the investigation, although he was not considered a suspect.
Netanyahu is involved in two other police investigations one in which it is suspected that he received expensive gifts from different businessmen, and the other in which Netanyahu allegedly sought a secret deal for favourable coverage with the publisher of top-selling daily Yediot Aharonot. (ANI)