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Sharon case dropped

Last updated: 2004-06-15

Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon

Israel's attorney-general has decided not to indict Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for alleged corruption in connection with a failed property deal known as "the Greek Island affair."

Attorney-General Menachem Mazuz announced his decision in Jerusalem Tuesday to drop the corruption case against Mr. Sharon.

The case involves allegations that Mr. Sharon, when he was foreign minister in the late 1990's, improperly tried to help a land developer seeking to build a resort on a Greek island. The prime minister's son, Gilad, is alleged to have been paid a considerable sum to work with the developer on the proposed deal, which never went through.

Prime Minister Sharon denies the allegations against him.

Story supplied by: VOAnews