Sara Netanyahu
Sara Netanyahu

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud

ANI | Updated: Jun 21, 2018 21:00 IST

Jerusalem [Israel], June 21 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara Netanyahu, has been charged with fraud over alleged misuse of state funds.
Sara was accused of corruption, along with former deputy director general of the Prime Minister's Office, Ezra Sidoff.
As reported by Al Jazeera, there has been a misuse of official funds worth USD 100,000 to render services at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem.
"The Jerusalem district prosecutor a short time ago filed charges against the prime minister's wife," the Justice Ministry said.
Sara has earlier faced allegations for her abusive behaviour in public.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Netanyahu himself is part of several police investigations for alleged corruption. However, he has denied any wrongdoing, and branded the accusations against him and his wife as a "media witch-hunt." (ANI)