Wife of Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sara Netanyahu, is expected to be indicted, pending a hearing, on charges of fraudulently receiving items worth 400,000 shekels [$111,851], Haaretz reported.
Meanwhile, ‘Israeli' Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit is expected to inform Netanyahu of the charges against her in a few weeks.
Sara Netanyahu is suspected of ordering chef's meals at the prime minister's official residence, which is against regulations, and concealing the fact that she did so.
She and her husband accused the former chief caretaker of the official residence, Meni Naftali, who is currently leading protests against the prime minister, of inflating the residence's expenses.
At a rally last week, Netanyahu also accused Naftali of stealing food from the residence. But an ‘Israeli' police official, commenting recently on the high expenses run up at the official residence, said recently that "this phenomenon began before Naftali came to work at the residence and continued after he was fired."
Sara Netanyahu denied the suspicions. About a month ago at a rally of Likud supporters, the prime minister described the investigation as a preoccupation with unimportant matters.
Mendelblit decided to handle the residence case himself even though Sara Netanyahu is not officially a public servant, as the case was handled from the beginning by the Attorney General's Office.
A few weeks before Mendelblit's predecessor, Yehuda Weinstein, left his post, he gave the go-ahead to investigate Sara Netanyahu under caution, which means that criminal charges might be brought against her.
Since then, there has been almost no contact between the Netanyahus and Weinstein, who had been their lawyer in the so-called Amedi affair, when they were investigated on suspicions of having attempted to get the state to cover expenses of contractor Avner Amedi, who had worked for them in the 1990s.
Source: Haaretz, Edited by website team