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Netanyahu’s wife admits criminal wrongdoing over misuse of state funds

Sara Netanyahu, who is married to Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu📷, pleaded guilty on Sunday to misusing state funding to order catered meals. 

Netanyahu admitted to wrong doing in a plea agreement that will result in no jail time, Reuters reported. She will pay 45,000 shekels ($12,490) in reimbursement and 10,000 additional shekels ($2,775) as a fine.

Netanyahu and a government employee were accused of using more than $100,000 in state funds for hundreds of meals, Reuters reported, citing an indictment.

“Do you understand what you admitted to?” the judge asked Netanyahu, at a Sunday court hearing, according to the wire service.

“Yes, I do,” she replied.

Separately, her husband is facing three corruption cases, according to wire service. Those cases will not be affected by Sunday's plea. 


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