On Tuesday, Israeli police recommended the indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery.
This recommendation is at the more serious end of the spectrum of charges expected to be levelled against Netanyahu in two criminal investigations that have been ongoing for more than a year.
Netanyahu, who has denied wrongdoing and pledged to stay in office regardless, has been questioned several times by police since the start of 2017.
Here are the biggest charges that Israel’s police is accusing him of:
Case 1,000 was the first one raised against Netanyahu in 2016.
Arnon Milchan, an Israeli billionaire and Hollywood film producer, is said to have sent Netanyahu cigars and champagne.
In exchange, reports say, Netanyahu successfully lobbied John Kerry on behalf of Milchan for a 10-year US visa.
Netanyahu is also suspected of accepting gifts from wealthy Australian billionaire James Packer as he tried to gain permanent residency and tax status in Israel.
Police allege that Netanyahu received champagne, cigars, jewellery and clothing valued at around $280,000.
Netanyahu does not deny accepting the gifts, but denies claims he returned any favours.
Responding to the allegations, Netanyahu says he never intended to seal any real deal with Mozes.
David Sharan, Netanyahu’s former bureau chief, was arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes as well as lobbying Israeli defence ministry officials.
Netanyahu has denied those allegations.
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Netanyahu is not a suspect in this case, although the attorney general could take action with respect to apparently “false declarations”.
The report also said that Netanyahu did not disclose his friendship with Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder of Bezeq.
Netanyahu said that he and Elovitch were little more than acquaintances, but in an earlier statement in court he also said they have been friends for 20 years. Netanyahu allegedly made false statements.
In recent developments, seven new people have been arrested and accussed of fast-tracking permissions for communications giant Bezeq in return for favourable news coverage from one of its websites.
Shaul Elovitch, a family friend of Netanyahu, who controls the telecoms firm Bezeq, was arrested along with his wife, his son and Bezeq’s CEO Stella Handler.
Nir Hefetz, former Netanyahu spokesman, and Shlomo Filber, former communications ministry director-general, both known as close confidants of the prime minister, were also arrested.
According to Haaretz, Schlomo Filber has agreed to turn state’s witness admiting to have received explicit instructions from Netanyahu to help Bezeq. This could pose a serious threat to the leader’s political survival.
The first lady is accused of fraudulently diverting some $100,000 of the public purse to pay for private chefs at family events, furnish and improve their private home in Caesarea, and to pay for the personal care of her father.