In the police Department for combating organized crime (LAHAV-433) began the eighth interrogation of the Minister of interior and head of SHAS Aryeh Deri.
Earlier it was reported that Deri is suspected of fraud and betrayal of public trust and tax offenses.
In December 2017, the newspaper «Haaretz» wrote that according to the investigation, in 2012, Aryeh Deri, has announced his return to politics, received from businessman Ilan Sharabi 200,000 shekels.
In 2016, when he was again Chairman of the SHAS party and interior Minister, Deri was busy Sharabi, notifying about received the money and the conflict of interest.
According to Deri, he forgot about the money. In 2017, he returned them Sharabi, despite the recommendation of the police to refrain from this step as creating interference with the investigation.
He Sharabi also argues that it was a friendly loan. According to the publication, this loan was not only derived Deri from Sharabi, however, the remaining loan was repaid.