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Police question Israeli FM

2010-03-02 22:09

Jerusalem - Israeli police have questioned the country's foreign minister over allegations he tried to disrupt an investigation into his business dealings.

Police say fraud investigators spent two hours on Monday questioning Avigdor Lieberman, who has been dogged by corruption charges.

The questioning focused on charges that a former Israeli ambassador to Belarus tipped off Lieberman in 2008 that Israeli police had asked Belarus to help their investigation.

Lieberman is suspected of laundering money through shell companies before becoming foreign minister last year. He denies any wrongdoing.

Police say they asked the ambassador to discretely give Belarus authorities classified documents about the investigation, but he passed some on to Lieberman.