Report: Peres accepted illegal payments

Thursday, April 27, 2006 | 
Shimon Peres, Knesset member and Israel’s leading dove, is suspected of accepting illegal contributions for his Labor Party primaries campaign according to a special report published by State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss. According to the allegations, Peres received an illegal donation of $320,000 from two overseas donors on the eve of his loss to Amir Peretz in the party leadership race. A spokesman for Peres stated that the former prime minister vehemently denied the accusations.

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