District Attorney Sentenced in Israel to Three Months’ Imprisonment

Yaakov Baror, former Tel Aviv district attorney and a prosecutor in the Adolf Eichmann trial, was sentenced today to three months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to charges of having obtained an attorney’s license under false pretenses.

In imposing sentence, District Court Judge Eliezer Malchi said: “I have no other way to save the face of Israel juridical administration which was so hurt in the case.” Mr. Baror also admitted having obtained money from the Government under false pretenses as a result of his claim for the license. He received seniority and professional allowances payable to qualified members of the bar in civil service. Judge Malchi suspended sentence for eight weeks to permit Baror to ask President Ben-Zvi for clemency.

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