Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud

Netanyahu's wife indicted on fraud charges | TheHill Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud
Jay Anderson | 21 June, 2018, 22:54

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's prime minister, has been charged with fraud and breach of trust for allegedly using public funds to pay for restaurant meals to be delivered to the couple's official residence.

On Thursday, she was charged along with Ezra Seidoff, a former deputy director general of the prime minister's office.

The exorbitant spending on lavish meals took place despite the fact that the Netanyahus had a full-time chef at their disposal.

During negotiations with Netanyahu last month, prosecutors reportedly offered to close the case if she paid back the cost of the meals and admitted to the charges, but she turned down the offer.

Think your friends would be interested?

Other investigations against her were closed after no criminal wrongdoing was determined - including the Netanyahu family keeping thousands of shekels in refunds from deposits from returned bottles over several years.

A statement from Sara Netanyahu's lawyers posted on the prime minister's official Facebook page called the indictment "baseless and delusional".




Now the prime minister's wife faces a trial.

When Netanyahu was told she may face a possible corruption trial in September previous year, the Office the Prime Minister's official Facebook page published a post denying Sara's involvement and said the allegations were "absurd and will be proven to be unfounded".

The indictment charged that Netanyahu, along with a government employee, fraudulently obtained more than $100,000 for hundreds of meals supplied by restaurants, bypassing regulations prohibiting the practice if a cook is employed at the home.

Reports from as early as spring 2016 claimed that police would push for charges to be laid in the case.

Police are still investigating suspicions Netanyahu arranged regulatory benefits for the country's biggest telecommunications provider, Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp., in exchange for sympathetic coverage by its online news outlet.

Netanyahu has protested his innocence and vowed to remain in power, saying he is the victim of a "witch-hunt".

Recommended

  • Instagram Introduces IGTV for Long-Form ‘Vertical Format’ Video

    Up until now, video uploads were limited to just one minute on Instagram, but IGTV extends that limit to an hour. The videos will be smartphone-ready with a vertical orientation, and will be available in up to 4K resolution.
    Meghan Markle Nearly Tumbles at Prince Harry's Cousin's Wedding

    Meghan Markle Nearly Tumbles at Prince Harry's Cousin's Wedding

    It remains to be seen if Harry and Meghan - or Charles - will speak to Thomas again anytime soon. When asked about their Brexit discussion, he said: "It was just a loose conversation".
    2 feared dead after quake  hits Osaka in western Japan

    2 feared dead after quake hits Osaka in western Japan

    Senior government officials are gathering for an emergency meeting at the Prime Minister's office, broadcaster NHK reported. Another man, 85, died from a falling bookshelf, while another 80-year-old passed away after being struck by part of a wall.
  • Mbappe gives France 1-0 halftime lead over Peru

    Mbappe gives France 1-0 halftime lead over Peru

    France's Kylian Mbappe (right) celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring in the 34th minute against Peru . Kylian Mbappe became the youngest goalscorer in France's World Cup history, when he found the net against Peru .
    Lozano goal causes artificial quake  in Mexico

    Lozano goal causes artificial quake in Mexico

    On countless occasions we have seen him illuminate Premier League matches, hence why it was a real shock to see him miss out at the World Cup .
    Italy bans more migrant ships from docking in its ports

    Italy bans more migrant ships from docking in its ports

    That allowed Sanchez, a socialist, to offer migrant-friendly policies to voters who felt previous governments did not do enough. Two days later, Spain stepped in and offered to grant the migrants entry at Valencia , some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) away.
  • Kim Jong-un talks denuclearisation on visit to Beijing

    At the time, Trump hailed the move, calling it " really a very nice thing " on the part of Kim. "I know that we're engaged on it". Fifty-five percent think North Korea isn't serious about addressing global concerns about its nuclear weapons program.
    In a supermarket in France a woman screaming

    In a supermarket in France a woman screaming "Allah Akbar" stabbed people

    In the commune of La-Seine-sur-Mer in the South of France unknown, shouting " Allahu Akbar " stabbed two people in a supermarket. Prosecutor Bernard Marchal said it was likely an isolated incident involving someone with psychological problems.
    FPJ's dream XI predictions for Colombia vs Japan

    FPJ's dream XI predictions for Colombia vs Japan

    But it was apparent within minutes, when Sanchez got the red card, that the rematch would not go so smoothly for the Colombians. An intelligent flick forward by Kagawa saw Osako force his way past Davinson Sanchez and race through on goal .
  • Kim meets with Xi in Beijing

    Kim meets with Xi in Beijing

    He has been expected to visit the country to brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his meeting with the USA president. Kim told Xi he hoped to work with China and other parties to push the peace process, Chinese state television said.
    In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

    In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

    The small-cap Russell 2000 index, whose components are relatively more insulated to a global trade war , was down 0.51 percent. If implemented, the tariffs would mean a sizable amount of imported Chinese goods would be exposed to new tariffs .
    3 dead, dozens injured by earthquake in western Japan

    3 dead, dozens injured by earthquake in western Japan

    The magnitude 6.1 natural disaster struck the city of Osaka and the surrounding area about 8 a.m. (2300 GMT Sunday). Two men in their 80s, one from Osaka's Higashiyodogawa Ward, and another from the city of Ibaraki also perished.

Neymar fitness concerns continue after training miss Neymar fitness concerns continue after training miss ESPN's FC crew felt that Neymar seemed to invite the physical abuse, preferring free kicks to scoring chances. All of us have to help the team reach its potential but we have to respect individual characteristics.

US House of Representatives to vote on immigration bill US House of Representatives to vote on immigration bill Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to an immigrant children's detention center in McAllen, Texas on Thursday afternoon. It's just a jacket", Grisham said when asked if the message was directed at the media, which has relentlessly attacked Mrs.

Phillie Fanatic Fires Hot Dog Into Woman's Face Phillie Fanatic Fires Hot Dog Into Woman's Face McVay says she won't join the list of plaintiffs to have sued the Phanatic, according to 6 ABC's Action News . But if you find yourself at Citizens Bank Park, watch out for flying hot dogs - and the mascot shooting them.

Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with huge Lionel Messi claim Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with huge Lionel Messi claim Superstar Lionel Messi has often been criticised for his performances with Argentina , despite being their record goalscorer. He is the first one who wants to win. 'I see him much more relaxed, calmer and with more confidence.

Google Podcasts app is real and you can get it today Google Podcasts app is real and you can get it today "You can try them out by updating your app to the latest version or by downloading ( Android) Messages ", the post added. Google says the changes are rolling out starting today, but you know what that means: server-side rollouts.

'Minor explosion' reported at north London tube station 'Minor explosion' reported at north London tube station Darren Yarlett, 36, was driving home in Southgate but police had cordoned off roads near the station. A witness reported a burning rubber smell before passengers began to run for the station exit.

VERIFY: Not all immigrant children are being separated from parents VERIFY: Not all immigrant children are being separated from parents We give them meals, we give them education, we give them medical care. The Obama and Bush administrations separated families, she noted.

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border - but with parents New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border - but with parents Trump, said Sunday: "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart". It beefs up border security, clamps down on illegal entries and reinforces other immigration laws.

DHS: Nearly 2000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In Six Weeks DHS: Nearly 2000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In Six Weeks O'Rourke also noted that the policy meant children would spend Father's Day uncertain when they would next see their parents. Crossing the border between official ports of entry is and has always been illegal, according to U.S.

Florida rapper XXXTentacion has been shot and killed aged 20 Florida rapper XXXTentacion has been shot and killed aged 20 TMZ reported on Monday that XXXTentacion was shot in a "possible drive-by" while shopping for motorcycles in Florida . Onfroy was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach on Monday afternoon when he was approached by two men.

Premier League fixtures: Arsenal face Man City, Chelsea in first two games Premier League fixtures: Arsenal face Man City, Chelsea in first two games There will be another double-header derby day with both the North London and Merseyside clashes taking place on the same weekend. Liverpool will play away from home in the Premier League before every Champions League group game this season.

Theresa May's meaningful vote compromise rejected by rebel MPs Theresa May's meaningful vote compromise rejected by rebel MPs Asked what he would do next, Grieve said: "I think a group of us will talk further to the government and try to resolve it". I hope they listen to me when I say I don't understand why you've done this last-minute switch", he added.

Zuber heads Switzerland to opening draw with Brazil Zuber heads Switzerland to opening draw with Brazil We've been building up for a long time and it's gone well. "I was second place in 1998 and in Brazil this is worthless". Brazil will next face Costa Rica on Friday in St.

Germany stunned by Mexico at World Cup Germany stunned by Mexico at World Cup Their ideal 10-0 record during qualifiers feels like a distant memory after narrowly beating Saudi Arabia 2-1 a little over a week ago.

5 dead after auto flips in Border Patrol chase in TX 5 dead after auto  flips in Border Patrol chase in TX Boyd said Border Patrol agents began chasing the SUV around noon and then Dimmit County Sheriff's deputy took over, CNN reported . More information coming soon. "We've seen this many many times, not only in this county but in other counties along the border".