Netanyahu said to insist he won’t sign plea deal in corruption trial

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Netanyahu said to insist he won’t sign plea deal in corruption trial
At gathering of opposition party chiefs, former prime minister predicts government will soon fall
By TOI staff
8 May 2022

Opposition leader MK Benyamin Netanyahu reportedly assured fellow leaders of opposition parties on Sunday that he is not considering any plea bargain in his ongoing corruption trial. A plea deal would likely include a conviction on offenses that would force the former prime minister out of public office for at least a few years. The leaked comments were picked up by several Hebrew media outlets, but there were no direct quotes attributed to Netanyahu.

A statement from Netanyahu’s office said that any talk of a plea bargain is just “false political spin” and that “the issue is not at all on the agenda,” the Israel Hayom newspaper reported. Netanyahu had reportedly been in intense negotiations with the State Prosecutor’s Office to sign a deal that would have allowed him to avoid jail time in exchange for taking a significant break from politics. But the talks broke down last January.

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