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Israeli PM's son indicted on corruption charges

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Israeli PM Ariel Sharon speaks with his son Omri in this July 2004 file photo.

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JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's son Omri has been indicted on corruption charges, according to Israel's Justice Ministry.

He is accused of receiving millions of dollars from various corporations in Israel and overseas, for his father's campaign in the 1999 primaries for the Likud leadership, according to the Israeli daily Ha'aretz.

The amount far exceeds the limits set by Israel's Party Law, the newspaper reported.

Omri Sharon is also accused of using the Annex Research company to disburse most of the money to the campaign's suppliers and service providers in an effort to avoid reporting the funds to the Likud's oversight institution, Ha'aretz said.

Some of the money allegedly was transferred directly from overseas companies to the service providers, while Omri Sharon allegedly instructed other suppliers to falsify receipts, according to the Ha'aretz report.

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