\u00a0Israeli police were questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country\u2019s telecom giant, one of a slew of scandals that have engulfed the long-ruling Israeli leader.\r\nTwo Netanyahu confidants were arrested on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Israel\u2019s Bezeq telecom company in return for Bezeq\u2019s popular news site, Walla, allegedly providing favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his family.\r\nIt\u2019s the second time that Netanyahu, who held the communications portfolio until last year, is being questioned over the affair. Police declined to comment directly, but in a statement said different interrogations were underway in connection to the case.\r\nPolice were seen arriving to Netanyahu\u2019s residence Monday morning. Israeli Channel 2 TV reported that Netanyahu\u2019s wife, Sara, and son Yair are also being questioned, at another location.\r\nIsrael\u2019s Yediot Aharonot daily reported that police will question Netanyahu over allegations made by longtime family spokesman Nir Hefetz, one of the confidants arrested and later released. Hefetz has turned state\u2019s witness reportedly in exchange for full immunity. The Haaretz newspaper said he will deliver recordings of the prime minister and his wife as part of the agreement. The second confidant, Shlomo Filber, has also turned state\u2019s witness in the case.\r\n\u00a0\r\nIsraeli police have already recommended indicting Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases.\r\nNetanyahu is suspected of accepting lavish gifts from billionaire friends, and promising to promote legislation to help a major Israeli newspaper against its free rival in exchange for favorable coverage. Longtime aide Ari Harow is a state witness in one of those cases.\r\nIsrael\u2019s attorney general is now reviewing the police recommendations, a process that could take months, and will decide whether to indict Netanyahu on the charges.\r\nNetanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the accusations as a witch hunt orchestrated by hostile media and an overaggressive police force.\r\nThe graft scandals have come as Israel\u2019s coalition recently averted a crisis that could have led to early elections. Israel\u2019s opposition accused Netanyahu of manufacturing the crisis in order to force a new election. Early polls would have shifted attention away from his legal problems, and a win would have shored up his position ahead of a possible indictment.\r\n\u00a0\r\nCopyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.