Israel parole board refuses bank embezzler's request for early release

February 17, 2016 20:31

The Prison Parole Board on Wednesday announced it would not grant Eti Alon’s request for an early release on the spot, but would push off the decision until August 4 when it would likely release her.

The board conditioned the August release on continued rehabilitation and good behavior by Alon, but noted that even the state prosecution had shifted its position to likely supporting her early release in August.

In February 2015, the Central District Court vetoed an early release for Alon after the prosecution opposed her early release and appealed an earlier parole board decision to let her go.

Alon, a convicted embezzler, has served around 14 years of a 17 year sentence which would run until 2019 at maximum. 

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