Omri Sharon appeals against prison sentence

Omri Sharon, son of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, appealed to the High Court of Justice on Sunday, following the Tel-Aviv District Court's decision to sentence him to seven months in prison. In his request, Sharon claimed that it was an appeal with fundamental constitutional claims. Sharon was originally convicted in Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on February 13, 2006 on charges of making false entries into the documents of a corporate body, making a false oath and violating the Political Parties Law. The court held him responsible for collecting NIS 6 million in secret campaign funding from contributors in the US in violation of a law limiting the amount of money that candidates running in party leadership primaries.