Prosecutors allege that Sara Netanyahu committed fraud by having staff at the Prime Minister's Residence order $96,000 in gourmet meals between 2010 and 2013.
Suspicions included the misuse of around $100,000 in official funds for catering services at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem, the ministry said in statement. The charges, which are referred to as "Meals-Ordering Affair", are denied by Sara Netanyahu on various occasions.
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In Thursday's indictment, the Justice Ministry said Sara Netanyahu was charged with graft, fraud and breach of trust for allegedly overspending more than $100,000 United States on private meals at the prime minister's official residence, even when there was a full-time chef on staff.
He said that Meni Naftali and other prime minister's residence managers like him, not Netanyahu, were responsible for the food orders regarding which she is accused.
Sara's attorneys gave a substantial response, calling the allegations "absurd and delusional", expounding that it was "the first time in Israel and around the world, a leader's wife is prosecuted for food in the hot trays". Netanyahu also faces several police investigations into alleged corruption, including accepting expensive gifts from billionaire friends.
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Israeli police have already recommended indicting Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases.
Netanyahu has basked in months of political success, including the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and its move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, taking away attention from a series of corruption investigations facing the prime minister.
In one case, the prime minister and his family are suspected of receiving one million shekels worth of luxury cigars, champagne and jewellery from wealthy individuals in exchange for financial or personal favours.
Her instructions, according to the indictment, violated rules which bar those living at the residence from ordering meals when a cook was on staff.
The Jerusalem District Attorney's Office said the decision to indict both Mrs Netanyahu and Mr Seidoff was made "after reviewing all evidence and weighing all circumstances of the case".