Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, has been charged with fraud over alleged misuse of state funds, the Justice Ministry has said.
BREAKING: Sara Netanyahu Charged With Fraud Over Misuse of Funds at PM's Residencehttps://t.co/AcDdpcklKb
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) June 21, 2018
Sara Netanyahu was charged on Thursday along with Ezra Saidoff, a former deputy director general of the Prime Minister’s Office.
The ministry said:
“The Jerusalem district prosecutor a short time ago filed charges against the prime minister’s wife.”
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 21, 2018
The allegations concern the misuse of around $100,000 in official funds for catering services at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.
The indictment is a major escalation in a series of criminal investigations into the family. https://t.co/8Q76FF77nR
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) June 21, 2018
Sara Netanyahu has long faced allegations of abusive behavior and living extravagantly in a manner out of touch with the general public.
Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife was charged with fraud involving the alleged misuse of state funds, Justice Ministry says.
The prime minister himself is embroiled in a series of corruption investigations. pic.twitter.com/K6sYqApG52
— Press TV (@PressTV) June 21, 2018
Prime Minister Netanyahu also faces several police investigations into alleged corruption. He has denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the accusations against him and his wife as a media witch-hunt.
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