Police to interrogate PM's wife under caution

Interrogation of Sara Netanyahu will mark first time a serving prime minister's wife questioned by police.

Cynthia Blank ,

Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu
Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu
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Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, will be questioned under caution Thursday regarding alleged misconduct in managing the family's households, Globes revealed Monday. 

The interrogation was coordinated between her lawyer, Yaakov Weinroth and police investigators, following the approval of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein. 

Mrs. Netanyahu will be interrogated by police over her involvement in what has become known as the "prime minister's residences" scandal.

According to the allegations, the Netanyahus obtained state funding for services rendered at their private home in Caesarea, under the guise the work related to their official residence in Jerusalem. 

In one purported instance, garden furniture purchased for the prime minister's residence was instead used to decorate the Netanyahus' private Caesarea home. 

Another charge involves alleged public fund misconduct in the employment of an electrician for the Caesarea home on weekends and holidays.

Weinroth recently met with Weinstein in a bid to prevent an official investigation against Mrs. Netanyahu, but was apparently unsuccessful.

According to Globes, the interrogation of Mrs. Netanyahu, who denies all allegations, marks the first time the wife of a serving prime minister will be questioned under caution by police.