Defense Minister Ehud Barak's wife, Nili Priel, admitted that she illegally hired a foreign worker and expressed her willingness to pay a fine, in a bid to put an end to the affair.
In a letter sent to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, Priel noted that in her first interrogation in connection with the affair, months ago, she admitted to employing a foreign worker without a permit.
"Back then, I already expressed my regret, and I repeat this today and am willing to pay the fine imposed by the State in such cases," she wrote. Barak's wife added that she expects the affair to come to an end once she pays the fine, noting that she expects an answer for her letter soon.
The case against Priel was closed earlier after officials said the foreign worker in question, identified as Virginia, could not be located. However, following a conversation Sunday between Israel Radio report Carmela Menashe and the worker, senior legal officials estimated that the case will be reopened.
In her latest letter, as was the case in the past, Priel refused to say why she did not hand over the foreign worker's phone number to authorities.
Aviad Glickman contributed to the story
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