Menu JTA Search

Israeli Ex-prosecutor, Sentenced for Fraud, Will Seek No Clemency

Yaacov Baror, former district attorney and prosecution aide in the Adolf Eichmann trial who was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for posing as a qualified attorney, abandoned plans today to ask President Ben-Zvi for clemency. He will start to serve his term on Monday.

“I have to take my punishment for what I have done,” he said. He added that he would ask the President for clemency after he completes his term, which he will serve as a worker in a police department. If the clemency plea is approved, the would be permitted to continue his legal profession.

He pleaded guilty last week to charges of having obtained an attorney’s license under false pretenses and to having received seniority and professional allowances payable to qualified members of the bar in civil service. He indicated he hoped to achieve the required qualifications before seeking to resume law practice.