The young mayor of Jerusalem’s Old City is facing a series of charges over his alleged role in fabricating a fake cheese paper bag as a fake “dior” paper bag.
The charges stem from a fake paper bag reportedly made from plastic bags that were reportedly sold in a store in Jerusalem’s Ramat Shlomo neighborhood, where the mayor’s son is also a resident.
According to the police, the fake dior bag was made in the form of a plastic bag and that the mayor purchased the bag from the store.
The police added that the bag was supposed to have been purchased from a different store in Ramat Kfar Yishai and that it had been stolen by the mayor when he went to the store for a change.
In a video posted on Facebook on Thursday, the mayor can be heard telling the camera that he had bought the bag for his father from the Ramat shop in the city’s Old West district.
He claims that the shop had sold the fake paperbag for 10 to 15 shekels ($20-$25).
The video has been viewed more than 2,000 times, with over 3,000 people commenting on it.
The Jerusalem Post has asked the police for comment on the allegations and will update this report when we receive it.