Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara reportedly received $300,000 in funding for their legal criminal defense from a wealthy American businessman despite the permits committee’s rejection of their request.
The Netanyahus’ lawyer submitted a request last month to receive financing from Netanyahu’s cousin Nathan Milikowsky and US tycoon Spencer Partrich, but was rejected by the State Comptroller’s Office’s permissions committee, which is charged with vetting conflicts of interest for cabinet minister in deciding whether certain activity is permissible.
This week Netanyahu re-submitted the request — this time for a reported $2 million according to Guy Peleg of the Israel Television News Company — which disclosed that he had already received $300,000 from Partrich.
If the committee rejects the request, it will have to decide how to handle the funds that Netanyahu already received.
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