Wife of Israeli prime minister goes on trial for fraud

Wife of Israeli prime minister goes on trial for fraud

Wife of Israeli prime minister goes on trial for fraud

The fraud trial of Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opened in Jerusalem on Sunday, turning a new page in the long saga of corruption allegations against the Netanyahus that, for now, have not derailed the political power couple.

In 2016, a labor court in Jerusalem found her guilty of abusing an employee at the official residence and ordered her to pay $42,000 in damages, while in 2018, the Netanyahus won a libel suit against an Israeli reporter, Igal Sarna, who claimed Sara had once thrown her husband Benjamin out of a auto onto the side of the road during an argument.

This is one of the multiple scandals facing the Netanyahu family with opponents and some media outlets portraying the Netanyahu administration as being out of touch with the average Israeli citizen.

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Sara Netanyahu was charged with fraud and breach of trust in June.

In the transcripts of the police investigations, which were published by the media, Sarah Netanyahu complains about the quality of food and employees roughly criticize the residence, using humiliating words.

According to the rules of the state, the chefs at the residence of the Prime Minister must provide them and their immediate families daily meals.

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Sara Netanyahu has in the past said that her "blood has been spilled publicly". Sara Netanyahu appeared before the Jerusalem Magistrates Court on Sunday.

Previously, the Prime Minister's wife has been accused of abusive behaviour and over-the-top spending. In 2016, a court ruled she abused a housekeeper and awarded the man $42,000 (£32,000) in damages. Also, the state should pay the bill for private guests of the Prime Minister and his or her spouse, if this is not a social or a family event, which involved more than 20 people.

On Friday, the prime minister was questioned by police investigating two cases in which he is accused of corruption, Israeli media reported. There's no indication that the allegations against the prime minister or his wife are having an effect on voters, with Netanyahu gaining support in recent polls. In one case, the prime minister is suspected of accepting lavish gifts from a pair of billionaire friends.

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