Israeli AG`s wife to confess to illegally employing Indian
Jerusalem: The wife of Israel`s top law officer is expected to enter into a plea bargain for illegally employing an Indian migrant worker and is likely pay a fine of USD 5,400.
Three months after Aviva Weinstein, the wife of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, was charged with illegally employing a worker from India, she is expected to be convicted of the offence, Ynetnews reported on Wednesday.
The Tel Aviv Labour Court is expected to approve the plea bargain between the Population and Immigration Authority and Weinstein, the report said.
The indictment against the Attorney General`s wife, which was filed with the same court in February, said Indian Soze Felix worked at the Weinsteins` Herzliya home in 2008-09 doing cleaning work, though his work visa limited his employment only to custodial nursing care.
The case was first disclosed in December 2010, before Yehuda Weinstein was appointed Attorney General, and in May of 2012 the Population and Immigration Authority recommended that Aviva Weinstein be charged.
While Felix had been staying in Israel legally, he was not permitted to work in housework.
Migrant workers are usually given permits in the fields of construction, agriculture and nursing.
Though Felix is no longer in Israel, the authorities had a chance to question him before he left for India.
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