Sara Ne­tanyahu Passes Poly­graph Test Amid Cor­rup­tion Probe

As cor­rup­tion cases against Ne­tanyahu and his fam­ily pro­ceed, the re­sults of his wife’s poly­graph test in­di­cate she is telling the truth about key mat­ters.

The Jewish Voice - - ISRAEL - By: WIN Staff

Last week, Sara Ne­tanyahu elected to take a pri­vate poly­graph test as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­lated to im­proper use of pub­lic funds for ex­penses at the Prime Min­is­ter’s res­i­dence and for elder care for her ill fa­ther, in ad­di­tion to charges re­lated to catered din­ners and house­keep­ing ex­penses.

Cur­rently, At­tor­ney Gen­eral Avichai Man­del­blit is de­ter­min­ing whether to hand down an in­dict­ment on this mat­ter, among other in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­lated to the Ne­tanyahus. The in­dict­ments con­cern the use of gov­ern­ment money for pri­vate pur­poses.

The poly­graph test was ad­min­is­tered by the Tal Poly­graph In­sti­tute, with the re­sults pub­lished by Is­rael’s News1 site and broad­cast by Chan­nel 2.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the Times of Is­rael, Ne­tanyahu truth­fully an­swered “yes” to the query, “Did you cen­sure (res­i­dence care­taker) Menny Naf­tali for order­ing too much food for the Prime Min­is­ter’s Res­i­dence?”

The poly­graph test in­di­cates she also an­swered truth­fully in the neg­a­tive to the fol­low­ing three key ques­tions: “Did you or­der those re­spon­si­ble to in­flate the num­ber of guests at meals in the prime min­is­ter’s res­i­dence?”; “Did you ever ask work­ers to list pri­vate events as state events?”; “Were you aware in real time of the break­ing of rules re­gard­ing the order­ing of food and other items for the prime min­is­ter’s res­i­dence?”

Ne­tanyahu was deemed to be telling the truth re­gard­ing these mat­ters. Un­der Is­raeli law, the re­sults are not ad­mis­si­ble as ev­i­dence in crim­i­nal court to prove the truth of the mat­ter as­serted.

Ac­cord­ing to a Jerusalem Post re­port Sara Ne­tanyahu will be in­dicted on a range of cor­rup­tion charges over the next 10 days.

While the Jus­tice Min­istry has been adamantly deny­ing most re­ports re­lated to con­tent or tim­ing of pos­si­ble charges against the Ne­tanyahus, this time the min­istry re­fused to con­firm or deny the re­port about whether Sara Ne­tanyahu would be in­dicted within 10 days.

There were also in­di­ca­tions that whether the in­dict­ment is filed in 10 days or be­yond that time frame, a de­ci­sion is near.

The ac­cu­racy of pri­vate poly­graphs is hotly dis­puted, and there were no in­di­ca­tions that the test ad­dressed a range of other al­le­ga­tions against Sara Ne­tanyahu.

In May 2016, the po­lice rec­om­mended in­dict­ing Sara Ne­tanyahu on fraud and breach of trust charges re­lated to us­ing pub­lic funds for buy­ing food, pay­ing spe­cial chefs, re­lated costs for host­ing pri­vate events and trans­fer­ring pub­licly paid for fur­ni­ture to a pri­vate res­i­dence.

Last week, Sara Ne­tanyahu elected to take a pri­vate poly­graph test as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­lated to im­proper use of pub­lic funds for ex­penses at the Prime Min­is­ter’s res­i­dence and for elder care for her ill fa­ther, in ad­di­tion to charges re­lated to catered din­ners and house­keep­ing ex­penses.

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