State attorney to charge boss’s wife
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State attorney to charge boss’s wife

Charges to be filed against attorney general's spouse, Aviva Weinstein, for hiring illegal immigrant

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein (photo credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Flash90)
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein (photo credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Flash90)

State Attorney Moshe Lador decided Wednesday to indict Aviva Weinstein, wife of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein — the country’s top law official — for the illegal employment of a foreign worker at their home in Herzliya Pituah.

The Interior Ministry learned in 2011 that Weinstein’s wife, Aviva, hired an Indian national who didn’t possess a valid work permit. By September, 2011, the authority had enough evidence to press charges.

The worker allegedly did housekeeping jobs at the Weinstein family’s house once a week and stopped working for them when Weinstein became attorney general, according to Haaretz.

Weinstein’s wife said that the man in question had presented documents and represented himself as legally eligible to work in the country.

Attorney General Weinstein testified about the allegations before a Population, Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA) panel in August, 2012.

If convicted, Aviva Weinstein could face tens of thousands of shekels in fines.

Ilan Ben Zion contributed to this report

 

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