Embarrassment for Attorney General: The Population, Immigration and Border Authority has recommended that the State Prosecutor's Office file an indictment against Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's
wife Aviva Weinstein
for employing a foreign worker against Israeli law, Ynet learned Tuesday.
The Prosecutor's Office is examining the recommendation while the Immigration Authority has refused to comment on the matter.
Over the last few days, officials within the State Prosecutor's Office submitted their opinion which included a recommendation to indict Aviva Weinstein. If convicted, the court may impose a fine of tens of thousands of shekels on Weinstein.
At the beginning of the year Weinstein's office asked State Prosecutor Moshe Lador to examine the circumstances surrounding the unlawful employment of a foreign worker at the Weinstein's home.
Attorney Raz Nazri, Weinstein’s senior aide, said at the time that “we have already asked the state attorney to handle the matter, in the same manner that is standard for other such situations, with the relevant people and institutions and, of course, without any interference by the office of the attorney general.”
According to recent reports, prior to his appointment as Attorney General Weinstein illegally employed a foreign worker from India for about a year.
The Justice Ministry responded by saying: “It is true that in the past, a foreign worker from India was employed by the Weinstein family. His work was stopped in 2009, before Weinstein was appointed Attorney General.”
It added that when Weinstein’s wife hired him, the house-cleaner was in Israel legally. The worker has since left Israel after questioning and has not returned.