Israel’s police said Friday that Sara Netanyahu, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, was interrogated for 11 hours on Thursday on suspicion of misusing public money.
The questioning, which continued into the early morning hours Friday, took place at the offices of Lahav 443, Israel’s anti-corruption police unit, according to a police statement sent to Xinhua.
The Prime Minister’s Office, however, released a statement denying any misconduct.
“Once again, we say, there won’t be anything, because there isn’t anything,” the statement read.
It was the second time Sara had been interrogated over claims that she used state funds to cover the expenses of the Netanyahus’ private residence in Caesarea.
In May, the police recommended indicting Sara for aggravated fraud over embezzling public funds assigned to the official Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem for private use.
Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper reported that the questioning on Thursday was carried out to complete the ongoing investigation before the State Attorney’s Office will decide whether to press charges against the prime minister’s wife. Enditem