Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) gestures as he speaks to incoming minister Aryeh Deri, party leader of the Ultra-Orthodox Shas party, in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem May 13, 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and his wife were being questioned by fraud squad detectives Monday as part of a major corruption investigation, Israeli media reported.Public radio tweeted that Deri, who had previously served time in prison for bribery and fraud, entered the offices of the police serious crimes and fraud unit with his wife Yaffa Monday morning.Haaretz newspaper said police were questioning another 14 suspects, including the director-general of a government ministry.A police statement confirmed the investigation, without identifying the suspects.
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