Israel's state prosecutor says he intends to indict a number of close associates of the Israeli prime minister in a graft case involving a $2 billion purchase of German submarines.
A statement from prosecutor Shai Nitzan's office Thursday says seven people are to be indicted in the case, known as "file 3000," pending a hearing. Among them are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's personal attorney, a former senior official in Netanyahu's office and the former head of the Israeli navy.
The men are being charged with various offenses, among them bribery, money laundering and fraud.
Netanyahu was questioned, but not named as a suspect, in the submarine probe. He has been indicted in three other corruption cases and has denied wrongdoing.