The State Comptroller is bound by confidentiality regarding the reports provided it by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Only if Netanyahu permits the release of his capital declarations made in his capacity as minister can the State Comptroller investigate the matter.
Responding to a question by "Globes", State Comptroller Joseph Shapira that he would examine the capital declarations, but he may not disclose the information, unless he obtains permission from Netanyahu's office.
"We will examine whether the records have declarations about the bank account. We've had inquiries on the matter, and if we can, with the permission of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, we will deal with the matter and disclose the declarations he made as minister to the State Comptroller," said Shapira.
In response to correspondents' queries this morning, Shapira does not intend to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the matter, but will carry out a technical review of the records.
A source familiar with Netanyahu's filings with the State Comptroller told "Globes", "There is nothing to examine in the declarations. There is no issue at the Office of the State Comptroller because Netanyahu's filings were completely correct and included all his assets, including the bank account in Jersey."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on January 16, 2014
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