Husband who lied to family court judge faces prison sentence


A husband who lied to a family court judge to progress his divorce faces a jail sentence for perjury, it has been reported.

Following a hearing at Harrow Crown Court, Moshe Charazi pleaded guilty to two counts of perjury, but denied one count of perverting the course of justice.

He will be sentenced on June 23.

The court heard how he had lied to a judge to divorce before obtaining a Get – a divorce document in Jewish religious law, which must be presented by a husband to his wife to effectuate their divorce – claiming not to know his wife’s whereabouts and denying that he was the father of her child.

Under Jewish family law, a wife is unable to remarry without a Get, and any further children born outside of the marriage are considered “illegitimate”.

His wife was demanding approximately £385,000 for child maintenance, but Mr Charazi disputes he is the father of the child as his name does not appear on the birth certificate.

Judge Rosa Dean said: “It is almost inevitable a case like this leads to a custodial sentence. If the purpose was to prevent his wife from getting a Get, this will be an aggravating feature.”

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