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Plea bargain: AG's wife to confess to illegally employing foreigner

Tel Aviv court set to okay plea deal under which Aviva Weinstein will confess to employing Indian man whose work visa limited his employment to custodial nursing care, pay NIS 20,000 fine

Three months after Aviva Weinstein was charged with illegally employing a foreign worker from India, the attorney general's wife is expected to be convicted of the offence on Tuesday as part of a plea bargain, under which she will be slapped with a NIS 20,000 ($5,416) fine.


The Tel Aviv Labor Court is expected to approve the plea bargain between the Population and Immigration Authority and Weinstein on Wednesday.


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The indictment against AG Yehuda Weinstein's wife, which was filed with the same court in February, said the employee, Soze Felix, worked at the Weinsteins' Herzliya home in 2008-09 doing cleaning work, though his work visa limited his employment 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.


The former employee is no longer in the country, but authorities had a chance to question him before he left.



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פרסום ראשון: 05.28.13, 23:10
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