Menny Naftali, the former housekeeper in the Prime Minister’s Residence who is suing Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu for alleged abuse he suffered while working for them, filed a complaint with the police on Friday evening after his Afula home was broken into.
"I visited my mother, she had an operation in Jerusalem, and I came home with my wife after 24 hours that I was not at home," he told Channel 2 News.
"We got home and saw the whole house in disarray. They didn’t touch my paperwork and my valuables. But that's all I can say right now. I am not permitted to talk to the media," Naftali added.
The former housekeeper recently received immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony on alleged financial misconduct at the Prime Minister’s Residence.
The move came after State Comptroller Yosef Shapira published a report which found that the Prime Minister's Residence expenses went from 1.86 million shekels in 2009 to 2.4 million shekels in 2010, inflating further to 3.11 million in 2011. This ballooning trend stopped in 2012 when the expenses fells to 2.86 million shekels, and further to 2.41 million shekels in 2013.
The Likud responded to the findings by blaming the increase in 2010 and 2011 on Naftali, who followed suit by holding a press conference with his attorney in which both denied that the Likud’s statements were true.
"I am wise when it comes to document retention,” Naftali told Channel 2 News Friday. “I’ve already shown the Fraud Unit everything that needs to be shown, so there is nothing to be gained by breaking into my home. Whoever did it wants to scare me, wants to tease, whatever.”
On Thursday, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said he had ordered a preliminary investigation into alleged fiscal misconduct at the private and state residences of the Prime Minister, but stressed the probe will begin only after the March 17 elections, and that Netanyahu himself is not suspected of involvement in the misdemeanors.
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