Former MK Ofer Hugi convicted of fraud

The Jerusalem District Court on Monday convicted former Shas MK Ofer Hugi for defrauding the government out of NIS 3.5 million while serving as director-general of two school systems established by Jerusalem Rabbi Shmuel Elbaz. Hugi was convicted of forgery in aggravated circumstances, making use of a forged document and obtaining by deceit in aggravated circumstances. Each count carries a penalty of up to five years.