Israeli attorney general: Sara Netanyahu to be indicted in residence spending scandal

September 10, 2017 Agencies
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Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has announced that pending a hearing, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, will be indicted over alleged financial irregularities relating to the official prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem, Israel’s Channel 10 reported.

Lucy Turnbull 2nd left], Sara Netanyahu [3rd left] with staff and customers at Jessie’s in Sydney Photo: Ingrid Shakenovsky

Mandelblit also said a former deputy director general of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ezra Saidoff, would also be indicted pending a hearing.In May 2016, police recommended that Sara Netanyahu stand trial in four different cases in which the Israeli government was supposedly billed for items or services for which she should have paid out of pocket, including the cost of home care for her late father.

In another case, the government was allegedly billed for providing meals for more guests than were invited to an official dinner, leading to a suspicion that expenses were artificially inflated for the sake of a larger reimbursement.

The Netanyahu family said in a statement Friday, “The allegations against the prime minister’s wife are absurd and will be proven to be made up….The sharp rise in meal costs at the Prime Minister’s Residence was the result of a crime committed by problematic custodian Meni Naftali, a criminal state’s witness and a serial liar.”

According to the statement, “Naftali is throwing false accusations at the prime minister’s wife to evade responsibility for the crimes he committed.”

Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org

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One Response to “Israeli attorney general: Sara Netanyahu to be indicted in residence spending scandal”
  1. Eion Isaac says:

    No-one can be above Israels democracy is functioning as is a degree of judicial propriety .
    In Power temptations are great to get special benefits and these ought be minimised
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