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Sara Netanyahu's Fraud Trial Begins

Prosecutors say the Israeli prime minister's wife spent nearly $100,000 in public funds on expensive meals, despite having a private cook.
Posted at 3:59 PM, Oct 07, 2018

The fraud trial of Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, began on Sunday.

The case stems from a corruption investigation that started in 2015. Sara Netanyahu is charged with spending nearly $100,000 in public funds on meals from upscale restaurants, despite already having a private cook. She has denied the charges.

That investigation is just one of several into the Netanyahus — in February, authorities in Israel said they had enough evidence to indict the prime minister in several different corruption cases.

Benjamin Netanyahu has called the investigations a witch hunt, and they don't seem to have hurt his party's popularity

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN