PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, board a plane.
(photo credit: HAIM ZACH/GPO)
Sara Netanyahu is expected to undergo police questioning under caution as early this week in connection with the ongoing investigation into the Prime Minister’s Residence Affair, sources close to the investigation confirmed on Monday.
The Justice Ministry has yet to confirm whether or not Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein will approve opening a criminal investigation against her.
The affair deals with a series of smaller investigations known as “Bottlegate,” Furnituregate” and Electriciangate,” which deal with allegations of misuse of state funds in the management of the residence for the personal gain of the Netanyahu family.
The investigation has focused so far on Ezra Seidoff, one of the top deputies in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. The prime minister himself has been cleared of suspicion in the case.
Last week, Sara Netanyahu’s lawyer Jacob Weinroth told various media outlets that Weinstein had refused to meet with him to hear his arguments about whether or not the attorney-general should open an investigation of his client. Weinstein responded that he was happy to receive written arguments but that he had no need for an in-person meeting with the attorney.