One of two Israelis killed in a plane crash near Greece on Monday evening was former deputy director of the Communications Ministry and a prosecution witness in former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial.
Netanyahu has been charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three corruption cases. One of them – Case 4000 – alleges that the former premier promoted regulations worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the owner of the Bezeq telecom company, Shaul Elovitch, in exchange for positive coverage on its popular Walla news site.
Garon’s testimony was set to center on regulatory issues regarding this case, Israeli media reported.
The two Israelis were reportedly on their way to North Macedonia.
The private aircraft crashed near the eastern Aegean island of Samos, where they were supposed to make a pit stop.
Source: Israeli media