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Israeli PM Netanyahu’s wife fined for misusing public money

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s wife fined for misusing public money

Netanyahu's wife guilty

An Israeli court on Sunday convicted Prime Minister Benjamin  Netanyahu’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, of misusing state funds, fining her  10,000 shekels (€2,491, $2,800) and ordered to reimburse the state a  further 45,000 shekels.

The 59-year-old was expected to receive a  five-year-sentence, but the court accepted a plea bargain that saw her  admit to lesser charges.

She had been accused of obtaining more than $100,000 (€89,000) from the state for ordering hundreds of meals from restaurants, bypassing rules that forbid using such funds if a cook is employed at home.

The  lavish meals allegedly came from a number of well-known restaurants in  Jerusalem, including an Italian restaurant, a Middle Eastern grill and a  sushi restaurant.

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