Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister, charged with fraud


Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister, charged with fraud
Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister, attends a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Israeli-Arab War, in the Old City of Jerusalem on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EPA POOL / ABIR SULTAN (Photo credit should read ABIR SULTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In Summary

  • Sara Netanyahu is said to have used state money to fraudulently pay for $100,000 worth of meals at the prime minister's residence between 2010 and 2013.
  • Mrs. Netanyahu also illegally paid approximately $10,000 for private chefs, prosecutors said.
  • She has repeatedly denied wrongdoing in the past.

The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Thursday charged with fraud and breach of trust over the alleged misuse of state funds at the couple’s official residence.

In a case known as the “Meals-Ordering Affair,” prosecutors say Sara Netanyahu used state money to fraudulently pay for $100,000 worth of meals at the prime minister’s residence between 2010 and 2013, according to an indictment filed at the Jerusalem magistrate’s court on Thursday.

Sara Netanyahu also illegally paid approximately $10,000 for private chefs, prosecutors said.

She has repeatedly denied wrongdoing in the past.

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