Jerusalem: Israel`s Defence Minister Ehud Barak found himself in hot water amid revelations that the former premier had hired a Filipina maid without a work permit.
Barak and his wife Nili had for several months employed a
Filipina cleaner who did not have a work permit and did not
undergo the required security checks by the Shin Bet domestic
security agency, public radio reported.
In a statement, Barak`s office said that the woman was
"an occasional employee who used to, but no longer, works at
the minister`s home."
Several months ago, the state comptroller criticised the
Labour leader for spending an exorbitant amount of money on
suites in a luxury hotel in Paris during the Defence
Ministry`s delegation visit to an international air show.