Imprisoned Hirchson appeals court's ruling, jail term

Imprisoned Hirchson appe

Former finance minister Avraham Hirchson on Thursday appealed to the Supreme Court against his conviction and jail term. Hirchson was sentenced to a five-year and five-month prison term for stealing NIS 1.7 million from the Leumit health fund's workers union that he chaired. He began serving his sentence on September 1. In his appeal, Hirchson claimed that the Tel Aviv District Court judges did not sufficiently take into consideration the fact that he returned the stolen money. The former minister also maintained that there were contradictions in the judges' decision, a fact that should nullify their entire ruling.