Former Maariv publisher nabbed for hiring undocumented worker

Former Maariv publisher nabbed for hiring undocumented worker

Ofer Nimrodi and his wife allegedly hired the woman to keep house; she hid in the basement when authorities inspected their home

The former publisher of the Maariv daily is being accused of hiring the services of an undocumented worker, the latest of a string of prominent Israelis accused of unlawfully employing immigrants without proper papers.

The Interior Ministry’s Population and Migration Authority on Monday filed an indictment against Ofer Nimrodi and his wife at the Tel Aviv Labor Court.

According to the charges, during a inspection in November 2012 at the family’s home in the posh Tel Aviv suburb of Savion an illegal worker was found hiding in the basement. The Nimrodis had hired the woman several months before to clean the house and do ironing. She even slept at the couples’ house, the indictment states, although she was only authorized to work as a nurse.

By allegedly hiring a foreign worker without the proper papers, Nimrodi, a well-known businessman who often appears in Israeli gossip columns, is facing the same problem as the wives of former defense minister Ehud Barak and Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, and other well-known Israeli figures.

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