AG’s wife charged over employing illegal migrant

AG’s wife charged over employing illegal migrant

Aviva Weinstein allegedly hired an India-born man who had not acquired a work permit

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

The public prosecution on Sunday filed an indictment with the Tel Aviv Labor Court against the wife of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on charges of illegally employing a migrant worker.

The Interior Ministry’s Population, Immigration and Borders Authority had recommended that Aviva Weinstein be indicted for employing Soze Felix, an India-born migrant worker, at her residence between January and August 2009.

The indictment states that although Felix had been staying in Israel legally, he had not acquired a suitable work permit and was not authorized for housework.

After the incident was revealed in 2010, Felix fled back to his home country.

If convicted, Weinstein could be ordered to pay a hefty fine, up to tens of thousands of shekels, and even serve a jail sentence.

Yehuda Weinstein had not yet assumed the position of attorney general at the time of Felix’s employment.

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