Netanyahu aide detained in Israel fraud probe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on July 10, 2016A former senior aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was arrested in connection with a fraud inquiry, police said on Friday. A police statement said the aide — named by media reports as Ari Harrow, Netanyahu’s former chief of staff — was detained and questioned on Thursday evening “as part of an ongoing investigation”. The daily Haaretz newspaper said Israeli police launched a probe last week into Harrow’s suspected involvement in the fictitious sale of a business supposedly worth $3 million (2.7 million euros).

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