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Sara Netanyahu, wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — was found guilty on charges of misuse of public funds for food in the amount of 100 thousand dollars. It is reported by The Jerusalem Post
Spouse of the Prime Minister went on to deal with the investigation and admitted that “deliberately used a mistake of another person”. Therefore, the charge was changed to less serious initially, she was charged with fraud, illicit enrichment and betrayal of public trust.
Ultimately, the court sentenced Netanyahu to pay 55 thousand shekels (more than 15 thousand dollars), she got a criminal record. The state reserved the right to file a civil court for the payment of another 175 thousand shekels.
Previously, the Supreme court of Israel refused to veto the deal, which was trying to recognize too soft, as well as undermining the credibility of the legal system. In response, it was indicated that the transaction affirmed the rule of law, since forced Netanyahu to admit to the crime after several years with a categorical denial of guilt.
Wife of the Prime Minister was charged with misuse of public funds in the amount of 100 thousand dollars in June 2018. In the indictment, stated that Sara Netanyahu purposefully bypassed established rules and order in the official residence of the Prime Minister food from different chefs, even when the regular chef was on the spot. It was stated that this was done in coordination with the staff of the mansion.
The revised charge States that Netanyahu lied to employees, and simply did not disclose all information about the rules. In addition, part of the charges against her were dropped for lack of evidence that she knew about the actions of the former assistant Manager for falsification of accounts for food. The latter also made a deal with the investigation, he will be fine and community service.
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