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Avraham Hirchson Photo: Hagai Aharon
Avraham Hirchson Photo: Hagai Aharon

Ex-Minister Hirchson released from prison

Former finance minister convicted of stealing millions from Histadrut released after three and half years behind bars

Maor Buchnik
Published: 01.16.13, 10:47 / Israel News

Former Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson has been released from the Hermon Prison after three and a half years behind bars. Last month, a Parole Board decided to commute his five-year sentence. In 2009, the former minister was convicted for stealing NIS 2.3 million from the National Labor Federation and Nili Association.


Upon his release, Hirchson said he wishes to thank God, his family and friends for their support and added, "as for the rest, I will say whatever I want to say in due time."

הירשזון בצאתו מהכלא (צילום: חגי אהרון)

Hirchson leaves prison (Photo: Hagai Aharon)


Hirchson was convicted of larceny, executive theft, fraud, breach of trust, illicitly obtaining funds, money laundering and falsifying corporate documents by the Tel Aviv District Court in 2011, and was acquitted of two counts of the indictment.


In 2011, the Supreme Court denied Hirschson's appeal on his conviction and sentence, ruling that Hirchson's conduct was "In contradiction not only with financial realities but also with reasonable common sense.




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