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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Slimy Shimon may have taken 'illegal contributions'

The Jerusalem Post confirms its reports of several months ago that Shimon Peres is suspected of accepting illegal campaign contributions, as I first reported in January.

According to the allegations, Peres received illegal contributions of some $320,000 from three overseas donors on the eve of his loss to Amir Peretz in the party leadership race.

The State Comptroller's Office reported that Peres received donations of $100,000 each, from businessmen Haim Saban and Bruce Rappaport, and $120,000 from Daniel Abrams. The figures were provided by Peres himself. It has been alleged that Abrams is the owner of a British Virgin Islands company that purchased Ehud Olmert's Jerusalem home in 2004 and leases it back to Olmert for less than market value.

The details of the report have already been brought to the attention of Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz and Peres has employed the services of attorney Ram Caspi.


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