Israeli PM's wife may stand trial over corruption: attorney general

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/8 18:04:57

Israel's attorney general said Friday he is considering indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara Netanyahu, for fraud and misuse of state funds.

An announcement issued by the Justice Ministry said that Attorney General Avichai Mandleblit is considering prosecuting Sara Netanyahu over using state money for personal gourmet dining service worth about 100,000 US dollars.

The statement said that the final decision over the indictment would be made after a hearing to which Netanyahu would be summoned.

The possible charges include fraudulently procuring items, fraud and breach of trust.

In response to the announcement, Prime Minister Netanyahu published a post on his official Facebook page late on Thursday, saying that the claims against his wife were "absurd and will be proven to be unfounded."

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