Hirchson tells court: Payments unregistered since I was 'special case'

The trial of former finance minister Avraham Hirchson, suspected of embezzling 2.5 million shekels from the National Workers Organization (NWO) and its subsidiary, Nili, resumed Sunday in the Tel Aviv District Court. Hirchson claims the funds were retirement benefits, and he told the court Sunday that he failed to register the payments because he was a "special case." He said there was no documentation since he continued to work at the NWO without pay when he was elected an MK.