Israel PM's wife convicted of misusing public funds

Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of exploiting the mistake of another person and ordered to pay a fine and compensation.

Leader of Israel's Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara. Picture: Gallo Images/Getty Images

JERUSALEM – An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.

Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of exploiting the mistake of another person and ordered to pay a fine and compensation, in a deal approved by Jerusalem magistrates' court justice Avital Chen.