Report: Deri’s brother also under investigation

A revelation in the ongoing corruption case against Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) – the investigation has now been expanded to include the minister’s brother, Shlomo Deri.

According to a report released Wednesday night, Shlomo Deri is suspected of two high-level financial crimes.

Shlomo Deri was interrogated under warning on Tuesday in connection with the case. His daughter was also questioned Tuesday night as part of the investigation.

Police conducted a search of Shlomo Deri’s home and office. Aryeh Deri also maintains a private office in the same building as his brother’s.

Two weeks ago Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit ordered the inquiry into Aryeh Deri’s finances be upgraded to a criminal investigation.

Deri maintains that he is innocent of any wrongdoing, and that the suspicions of corruption are completely baseless.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210850

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