Abraham Feinberg, 34, former manager of the Supersol supermarket chain in Israel, was sentenced here today to four years’ imprisonment, after being found guilty of arson and of “juggling” the company’s books.
Feinberg, who was born in Canada, was arrested 18 months ago after a fire had gutted the company’s principal headquarters here, destroying the firm’s books. The fire occurred after the company’s home office, in Canada, had appointed an accountant to check suspected irregularities.
The District Court here which pronounced the sentence said that falsification of the Supersol’s books were aimed to show profits instead of losses. The court noted that shareholders of Supersol had certified the fact that they had received from Feinberg 62, 000 Israeli pounds ($20, 666) in damages, canceling the claims against him.
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