Israeli court finds ex-finance minister guilty of fraud

Avraham Hirchson stepped down as finance minister in 2007, a year after he was appointed to the post.

Israeli court finds ex-finance minister guilty of fraud

A former Israeli finance minister was convicted on Monday of stealing about 2.5 million shekels ($630,000) while head of the National Workers' Organization trade union between 1998 and 2005.

Avraham Hirchson stepped down as finance minister in 2007, a year after he was appointed to the post.

The Tel Aviv District Court that found Hirchson guilty of theft, fraud and breach of trust, described his version of events as "far-fetched". He will be sentenced later this month.

Hirchson was a close political ally of former prime minister Ehud Olmert, who is under investigation in a series of corruption cases.

Reuters

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