LatestNews - Israeli PM's wife suspected of taking bribes

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On Thursday, the Israeli police stated that Prime Minister Benjamin Netayahu's wife, Sara, is suspected of involvement in an alleged bribery scheme at the heart of "Case 4000", which involves allegations related to the Israeli media and is also referred to as the "Bezeq case". Previously, only Benjamin Netanyahu had officially been under investigation, which alleges that he granted favours to Israeli telecom giant Bezeq in return for favourable media coverage by Walla News, which belongs to Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch.

"The claim, if I understand it, is that Mrs. Netanyahu commits, together with the Prime Minister, a felony of taking bribes".

Elovitch's communication company Bezeq Telecom allegedly received financial benefits from the Communication Ministry during Netanyahu's service as the Communication Minister. "Luckily for Kaya, she left this world before she too could be accused of bribery".

It was the first time the police publicly specified the suspicion against Sara Netanyahu, who was already questioned several times in the high-profile criminal investigation, Xinhua reported. So, the police said [it].

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The Netanyahus have been repeatedly questioned as part of the investigation. Prosecutors say she illegally spent more than $100,000 on meals and private chefs for the Prime Minister's official residence in Jerusalem.

Later on Thursday, the Israeli media reported that Yair Netanyahu, the 27-year-old son of the prime minister and his wife, is also a suspect in the case, reported Los Angeles Times. Police investigators confirmed in Thursday's hearing he is suspected of bribery.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is now being investigated in a number of other corruption cases. The questioning on August 17 was the 11th one for Netanyahu in a series of corruption probes.

Police are expected to send their recommendations to the State Prosecutor's Office within the next six months, according to the report.

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