Netanyahu's favours were 'currency', prosecutor says as corruption trial starts

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) -An Israeli prosecutor told a court on Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had helped a business couple to clinch deals worth hundred of millions of shekels in exchange for favourable coverage of him on a news website they controlled. Speaking at the opening of Netanyahu’s corruption trial, state prosecutor Liat Ben-Ari said: “The relationship between Netanyahu and the (co-) defendants became currency, something that could be traded.” “This currency could distort a public servant’s judgment,” Ben-Ari said. Netanyahu has pleaded not guilty to charg…

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