Israeli police investigating large corruption case involving politicians ahead of elections

Israel's police say they are investigating dozens of public figures, including some politicians, in a large corruption case that impact upcoming elections.

Police didn't name the politicians involved when making the announcement on Wednesday. The statement said suspects include a deputy minister, a former minister, mayors and others.

Israeli media named several prominent figures from Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beteinu party.

The party is an important player in Israeli elections set for March. It is not clear how the police investigation would affect the politicians involved or the elections. Lieberman himself has been investigated for corruption in the past but was acquitted.

Lieberman has traditionally placed his party with the right-wing bloc but recent comments question which side of the political spectrum he will align with.