Prosecutors filed an indictment Wednesday in the Tel
Aviv District Court against former defense minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer accusing him of taking bribes, money laundering, breach of trust, fraud and tax offenses.
Among the five separate criminal incidents alleged in the indictment,
all said to have taken place between 2007 and 2014, the former Labor party leader is charged with demanding and receiving over two million shekels (over $500,000) from businesspeople in exchange
for actions he purportedly took as a public servant.