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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:35 PM

Sara Netanyahu pleads guilty in illegal meals case as corruption probes loom over husband

Source: CNN

Sara Netanyahu pleads guilty in illegal meals case as corruption probes loom over husband

By Oren Liebermann, CNN
Updated 0847 GMT (1647 HKT) June 13, 2019

Jerusalem (CNN) — Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, agreed to a plea deal on Wednesday morning in a case concerning illegally ordered meals at the Prime Minister's residence, according to a statement released by Israel's Justice Ministry.

Sara Netanyahu, who was initially charged with fraud one year ago, agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge of taking unfair advantage of a mistake, the Justice Ministry statement said. She will also pay 55,000 shekels (approximately $15,300) -- 45,000 shekels back to the state, and 10,000 shekels in the form of a fine.

A spokesman for Israel's first lady had no comment.

According to an amended indictment sheet, the case involved the ordering of catered meals delivered to the residence worth a total of 175,000 shekels (just under $50,000).

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/12/middleeast/sara-netanyahu-plea-deal-israel-meals-intl/index.html

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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 09:54 PM

1. Is She Going To Testify Against Him?

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 11:15 AM

2. Can she even testify against him

I know in most US statesone person cannot be forced to testify against their spouse.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 11:45 AM

3. Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing state funds, says she's 'suffered enough'

Source: Times of Israel

Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing state funds, says she’s ‘suffered enough’

PM’s wife admits to lesser offense in plea deal that dropped original fraud charge over her illegal ordering of catered meals to the PM’s Residence; will pay $15,000 to state

By TOI STAFF
Today, 12:15 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was convicted Sunday of taking unfair advantage of a mistake, after earlier confessing to the offense as part of a plea deal signed last week in a case involving allegations of illegally procured catering services at the Prime Minister’s Residence.

“Indeed, the defendant misused public funds,” judge Avital Chen said in announcing the verdict, while admitting the case for the prosecution had not been smooth. He noted Netanyahu’s lack of previous convictions and the fact that she had “taken responsibility and saved a lot of precious judicial time.”

After the verdict was announced, Netanyahu told the judge: “I have suffered enough.”

The agreement saw Netanyahu escape a conviction of aggravated fraud, but confess to the lesser charge. She will pay NIS 55,000 ($15,210) — NIS 10,000 as a fine, and the rest as restitution.

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Read more: https://www.timesofisrael.com/sara-netanyahu-convicted-of-misusing-state-funds-in-catering-case/

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