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FM questioned for 5th time

2009-05-27 19:05

Jerusalem - Police have questioned Israel's Foreign Minister over corruption allegations for the fifth time since he took office.

A police spokesperson says Avigdor Lieberman was questioned for more than five hours by officers from the national fraud squad.

The questioning is part of a decade-old investigation into Lieberman's business dealings. The police spokesperson, Micky Rosenfeld, says the investigation includes possible bribery, breach of trust and other corruption suspicions.

Lieberman denies wrongdoing.

Lieberman became Foreign Minister in March after his ultranationalist Yisrael Beteinu Party took third place in national elections. The party has drawn criticism for positions widely seen as discriminatory toward Israel's Arab minority.