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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Wife Charged with Fraud over Alleged Misuse of State Funds

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with his wife, Sara. PHOTO: Mirror/Getty

The charges against Sara include splashing around $100,000 in official funds for catering services at the couple’s Jerusalem home

By Tom Davidson | 21 June 2018

MIRROR — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara has been charged with fraud over alleged misuse of state funds.

The charges include the alleged misuse of around $100,000 in official funds for catering services at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.

Pressure has been piling on the 68-year-old leader, whose right-wing politics have dominated Israel for years.

He has been indicted as part of two separate bribery investigations, one of which is connected to giving gifts in exchange for favourable media coverage.

Netanyahu, who headed the communications portfolio until last year, has vehemently denied allegations of corruption. […]

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