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Flatto-sharon Wins Postponement of His Nine-month Jail Sentence

Samuel Flatto-Sharon, defeated last week in his bid for re-election to the Knesset, has won a postponement of the nine-month jail sentence imposed by a Jerusalem magistrate following his conviction on charges of bribery and other irregularities in his 1977 election campaign.

A Jerusalem district court agreed today to delay Flatto’s prison term until the Supreme Court rules on his appeal against the lower court’s verdict. The Supreme Court is not expected to review the case for several months because of its backlog of work.

The District Attorney did not oppose the delay. The court denied a prosecution request for an injunction to prevent Flatto from leaving the country. The former MK, a multi-millionaire, was ordered to post bail of 500,000 Shekels.