Israeli Police Question U.S. Mogul in PM Netanyahu Probe

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -
Arnon Milchan (L) and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. (Flash90)

An Israeli police official says Israeli investigators questioned mogul Arnon Milchan in the U.S. last week as part of a corruption investigation of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The police official spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity in line with police regulations.

The investigation, dubbed “File 1000,” reportedly concerns claims that PM Netanyahu improperly accepted lavish gifts from wealthy supporters, including Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer.

The Netanyahus are said to have received more than $100,000 worth of cigars and liquor from Milchan. Netanyahu denies wrongdoing.

Israeli police questioned Milchan once before, while he visited Israel.

Police questioned Netanyahu on Monday for a fourth time in corruption investigations concerning his ties with Milchan as well as top executives in media and international business.