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Netanyahu's Wife Charged With Misuse of Public Funds

  • Israeli leader’s spouse accused of lying about food purchases
  • Prime minister faces possible corruption charges himself
Sara Netanyahu.

Sara Netanyahu.

Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife has been charged with misusing public funds, compounding the first family’s legal problems as the attorney general weighs whether to indict the premier himself on suspicion of corruption.

Sara Netanyahu has been charged with using nearly $100,000 of state money to cover unauthorized spending on high-end meals between September 2010 and March 2013. She has denied wrongdoing, and the prime minister has said the family is the victim of a political witch hunt by leftists and journalists seeking to depose his government.