Omri Sharon to be released on June 25

Gets 2 months of sentence deducted for good behavior; justice minister was against move.

Omri sharon triple chin  (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Omri sharon triple chin
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Omri Sharon will be released from prison on June 25, the Israeli Prison Service Parole Committee decided Monday. Sharon will have served two thirds of his sentence, one third deducted for good behavior. Formerly a Likud MK and the son of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, Omri will be released after five months of his seven-month sentence. He confessed and was convicted of felonies of false reporting in corporate documents, perjury and other offenses. He is serving his jail time in Ma'asiyahu Prison, which holds mostly "white collar" convicts and prisoners undergoing rehabilitation. Since Sharon began his jail term he has already been granted two leaves, of 48 hours each. His request for an early release was submitted to an IPS committee headed by a former judge. Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann recently told President Shimon Peres that he did not think it advisable to recommend shortening Sharon's prison term or exchanging part of it for community service.