Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara admits misusing public funds

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16th June, 2019 05:05:15 printer

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara admits misusing public funds

 

The wife of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted to misuse of state funds and will have to pay $15,000 (£11,910).

Sara Netanyahu was accused of spending $99,300 on outside catering while falsely declaring there were no cooks available at the PM's residence.

She was charged with fraud and breach of trust last year.

Her lawyer said the case had nothing to do with her and said it was an attempt to bring down her husband.

She will have a criminal record, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Under the deal, Mrs Netanyahu will repay the state $12,490 and pay a fine of $2,777.


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