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Israeli prime minister’s wife accepts plea deal
    2019-06-14  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

SARA NETANYAHU, wife of the Israeli prime minister, struck a guilty plea bargain Wednesday settling allegations that she overspent some US$100,000 of state money on lavish meals, state prosecutors said.

Mrs. Netanyahu will pay around US$15,000 in fines to quietly close the case, which accused her of running up large tabs at luxury restaurants for friends and family while the official prime minister’s residence employed a full-time chef.

Last year, Mrs. Netanyahu, 60, was indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust. According to the indictment, she strove “to circumvent the rules and conditions governing the prime minister’s official residence in order to fraudulently obtain state funding for various expenses” from the years 2010 to 2013.

The plea deal, which was finalized in a Jerusalem court Wednesday, saw Mrs. Netanyahu admit to a more minor charge of “intentionally exploiting the mistake of someone else,” specifically by misleading officials who didn’t realize she already benefited from chefs on the government payroll.

Under the terms of the bargain, Mrs. Netanyahu agreed to pay US$2,800 in fines and hand the remaining US$12,500 back to the state. The settlement also reduced the overspending at stake to around US$50,000.

(SD-Agencies)

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