Prosecutors oppose retrial for lawyer who defrauded Holocaust survivors

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 3, 2009 12:24

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Prosecutors on Monday opposed a retrial appeal filed by attorney Yisrael Perry, convicted in 2007 of stealing the equivalent of 800 million shekels from thousands of Holocaust survivors in an elaborate scheme. In a response to the Supreme Court, the prosecutors wrote that Perry's lawyers were trying to instill drama into events which they say warrant another hearing. The defense has claimed that the court ignored a witness's testimony. Perry was sentenced by the Tel Aviv District Court to 12 years in prison for stealing the money, most of which came from insurance premiums paid by his clients to insurance companies under his control.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 23, 2018
Report: Palestinian teen killed by IDF fire in clashes near Bethlehem

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF