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Netanyahu’s Plea-deal Dilemma: Does Get-out-of-jail Mean Ending His Political Career?

A ‘moral turpitude’ clause would keep Netanyahu from running in elections until he’s around 80, effectively ending the career of your average politician

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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It’s hard to imagine a better deal being offered to Benjamin Netanyahu than the plea bargain reportedly on Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit’s desk. All the former prime minister has to do is plead guilty to two charges of fraud and breach of trust, and in return the third fraud charge and the single count of bribery will be dropped. He won’t have to go to jail, he’ll just get a few months of community service.

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