TA court reduces Dr. Sarov's punishment to 6 months of community service

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The Tel Aviv District Court on Wednesday decided to reduce the punishment of Ichilov Hospital's former emergency room director, Dr. Jacky Sarov, to six months of community service. Sarov, who was found guilty of accepting bribes from alleged crime boss Assi Abutbul, was originally sentenced to 15 months in prison, in addition to a 15-month suspended sentence and a NIS 15,000 fine. The court made the ruling Wednesday after rejecting Sarov's appeal over the verdict and the sentence. In January, the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court convicted Sarov of taking sums ranging from NIS 800 to NIS 1,000, on three different occasions, to arrange examinations for Abutbul without an appointment while the latter was under house arrest.