Reports: Israeli president to be indicted within weeks
Israeli prosecutors have started to draft an indictment against President Moshe Katsav on charges including rape, army radio reported Tuesday.
The draft indictment will be presented within two weeks to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, who will then decide whether to formally charge Katsav, local media said Tuesday.
Israeli police announced on Sunday that evidence gathered during a weeks-long investigation was enough to charge the 60-year-old head of state with rape, sexual harassment and wire-tapping.
Katsav has strongly denied the allegations and has so far refused to step down from his largely ceremonial post. The president thinks that an indictment will not be filed, his attorney said.
Katsav is immune from prosecution while president but could be charged if impeached by the Knesset.