Sharon's son loses appeal
Tuesday 29 January 2008
Ariel Sharon's son should go to jail for corruption next month, on the day the comatose former prime minister turns 80, Israel's Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
A Justice Ministry spokesman said judges rejected Omri Sharon's appeal against a sentence for fraudulently raising campaign funds for his father. Israeli media said that meant he would begin his seven-month term on Feb. 27.
The 43-year-old pleaded guilty and resigned from parliament in 2006 after the elder Sharon was forced from office by a massive stroke that plunged him into a coma. He appealed his sentence, saying the loss of his parliamentary seat was punishment enough.
The scandal over the funding of the former general's campaign for leadership of the right-wing Likud party in 1999 cast a shadow over the latter part of Sharon's five-year premiership, as did a high-profile investigation, later dropped, into his other son's dealings with a property developer.
Omri Sharon and his younger brother Gilad were granted an audience with George W. Bush during the U.S. president's visit to Jerusalem earlier this month, a meeting aides described as a mark of respect to their ailing father, long a Bush ally.
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