Gantz says ‘no problem’ with criminal probe of failed firm he once headed

Prosecutors to open criminal probe into failed cyber firm that was led by Gantz

Netanyahu on Fifth Dimension probe: ‘The public must know the truth… before the elections’

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz reacts to prosecutors’ decision to open a criminal probe into Fifth Dimension, a cybersecurity firm he headed before it went bankrupt.

Acting State Attorney Dan Eldad has decided to open a criminal probe into failed cybersecurity firm Fifth Dimension, according to Hebrew media reports. 

Fifth Dimension was headed by Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz before it went bankrupt. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit indicated earlier this evening that Gantz is not suspected of wrongdoing.

“I have a lot of confidence in law enforcement and have no problem with any probe they want to do. To me, there are no criminal elements in this matter,” Gantz is quoted saying by Hebrew media during an event in Tel Aviv.

He accuses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party of pushing for the probe to distract from the premier’s corruption trial, which will begin next month.

Prosecutors have not explicitly said Gantz is not a suspect but Attorney General Mandelblit earlier indicated that the Blue and White chief isn’t.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts to prosecutors’ decision to open a criminal investigation into Fifth Dimension, said  the public must know the truth, here and now, and before the elections.

Netanyahu, who will stand trial next month on graft charges, has repeatedly accused law enforcement of going after him but not pursuing purported wrongdoing by his rivals.

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