Police urge Hirchson prosecution


Israeli police want former Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson prosecuted for theft and fraud.

Hirchson quit the Cabinet in April after it emerged that he was being investigated on suspicion of embezzling funds from Nili, a non-profit trade union organization he had headed. He denied wrongdoing.

Police investigators said Sunday that they had passed to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz the results of their probe with a recommendation to press criminal charges. Mazuz is expected to meet Hirchson before deciding on whether a trial is warranted.

Hirchson had also been investigated on suspicion of siphoning funds from the March of the Living in the 1990s. Police said there was no evidence to back those allegations.


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