PIBA interrogates Attorney-General Weinstein

Weinstein’s wife allegedly illegally employed foreign worker; may face heavy fine.

August 2, 2012 04:12
Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein [file]

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein 370 (R). (photo credit: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters)

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein spoke to investigators from the Population, Immigration and Border Authority after it recommended the indictment of his wife for illegally employing a foreign worker. Investigators met with Weinstein at his office in the Justice Ministry and heard his testimony for an hour on Wednesday.

According to Channel 1, Weinstein’s wife checked that the worker had permits, but did not notice that he only had permits as a caretaker and not for housework. The Weinsteins have employed a foreign worker from India since before he became state attorney.

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Deputy Prosecutor Shuki Lamberger now must decide whether to accept the immigration authority’s recommendation and indict Weinstein’s wife. During the course of their investigation, immigration authority employees asked Lamberger to allow them to receive Weinstein’s testimony.

If his wife is indicted and convicted for illegally employing a foreign worker, she would face a heavy fine.

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