Thursday, June 21, 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu's Wife Charged With Fraud; The Great Gourmet Food Caper

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted for allegedly systematic fraud involving hundreds of thousands of shekels in connection with meal expenses incurred at the Prime Minister's Residence, reports Haaretz.

According to a draft of the indictment, Sara Netanyahu instructed staff at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem to order meals consumed at the residence worth a total of 360,000 shekels ($99,000) from gourmet restaurants between 2010 and 2013 in violation of rules barring the residence from ordering meals from the outside during periods when the residence had a cook on its staff.

Investigators in the case gathered evidence that purportedly shows that the prime minister's wife ordered that the employment of cook at the residence be concealed and that she was aware that ordering meals from the outside for the residence when it employed a cook was a violation of the rules.


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