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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife accepted a plea deal Wednesday morning in a years-long scandal nicknamed the “Prepared Food Affair” as her husband tries to hold onto his position ahead of elections in September.
Sara Netanyahu, 60, will pay roughly $15,000 in fines and restitution after pleading guilty to trickery, a lesser charge than the fraud she was originally accused of, reported The Jerusalem Post. The case centered around the prime minister’s wife falsifying invoices to pay for restaurant meals and private chefs with state money.
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The news comes after her husband appeared set for a historic fifth term as prime minister after elections in April, despite a possible indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust that’s been hanging over his head since February. Although Netanyahu’s Likud party won the country’s general election, he was unable to build a coalition government, triggering September’s snap elections.
Netanyahu’s hearing is set for Oct. 2, reported The NYT.
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Netanyahu’s wife was accused of fraudulently using the state money...
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