The attorney general of Israel intends to charge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding corruption.
According to Avichai Mandelblit, Netanyahu would face charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three cases, pending a final hearing.
For the case background, the prime minister is alleged to have accepted gifts from wealthy businessmen and dispensed favors to try to get more positive press coverage.
PM Netanyahu, who is facing an election in April, has denied any wrongdoing during his leadership.
In a televised address, he said the case against him would “collapse like a house of cards”.
The leaders has repeated his assertion that he is the victim of a left-wing “witch-hunt” intended to topple him ahead of the closely contested election on 9 April.
The prime minister will have an opportunity to make his case against the indictments at the final hearing, which is likely to take place after the election.
The attorney general says he is considering charges of fraud and breach of trust in both, and bribery in one of them.
Mr Netanyahu is accused of seeking favourable coverage from an Elovitch-owned news site in return for regulatory decisions that would benefit the media mogul.