Israeli auditor criticizes Netanyahu over use of state funds

February 17, 2015 2:49 PM

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Israeli auditor criticizes Netanyahu over use of state funds

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A report by Israel's state auditor found on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had improperly used state funds for his family, firing up center-left opponents before a parliamentary election next month.

The comptroller's report, drawn up after complaints by members of parliament about spending by Netanyahu and his wife, found a series of infractions, including unrefunded petty cash, a personal water tax charged to the state and an electrician called out at high expense over a Jewish holiday.

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