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Sara Netanyahu, Israel PM’s wife may be indicted for fraud

Sara Netanyahu, Israel PM’s wife may be indicted for fraud
Sara Netanyahu, Pic: nypost

Jerusalem: Wife of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sara Netanyahu, may be indicted by Israel’s attorney general on suspicion of using state funds for personal dining and catering services.

The ministry statement said the attorney general was considering prosecuting Sara Netanyahu for offenses that include fraudulently procuring items, fraud and breach of trust. And using up state funds amounting to some $100,000, the justice ministry said on Friday.

While as per a post on the prime minister’s Facebook page published late on Thursday, said the claims against Sara Netanyahu were “absurd and will be proven to be unfounded”, according to a report by New York Post.

It was unclear what political impact Friday’s announcement might have on Israel prime minister, who himself is under investigation in two corruption charges.

One of those, known as Case 1000, involves gifts that the prime minister and his family may have received from businessmen, while Case 2000 deals with alleged efforts by him to secure better coverage from an Israeli newspaper publisher.

Netanyahu, who has been prime minister for 11 years over four terms, has denied any wrongdoing.