Raleigh businessman pleads guilty in illegal worker case

Posted July 8, 2016 3:35 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh businessman who operated mall kiosks has pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy and money laundering in a case involving workers being brought to the U.S. illegally from Israel.

Omer Gur Geiger was arrested in Raleigh in March after a federal grand jury in Virginia indicted him on charges of visa fraud and harboring and transporting illegal aliens. Those charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement.

Gur, who was born in Israel but is a legal permanent U.S. resident, operated mall kiosks in North Carolina and surrounding states that sold skin-care products under the "All That's Natural" umbrella, touting products from the Dead Sea region of Israel.

He will be sentenced later and faces up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.