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Israeli PM's wife goes on trial for fraud

AP  |  Jerusalem 

The trial of Benjamin Netanyahu's wife for alleged fraud and breach of trust has begun.

appeared before the on Sunday.

She's been charged for allegedly overspending roughly $100,000 on private meals at the prime minister's official residence, even when there was a on staff.

The Netanyahus have denied any wrongdoing, and say they are the victims of a political witch hunt driven by a

has long faced allegations of extravagant living and abusive behaviour.

In 2016, a court ruled she abused an employee and awarded the man USD 42,000 in damages.

Other former employees have accused her of mistreatment, charges the Netanyahus have vehemently denied, and of excessive spending and charging the state for her private, expensive tastes.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 18:00 IST