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Legal News
12 Jan 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Former Israeli Prime Minister and military leader, Ariel Sharon [BBC backgrounder], was pronounced dead [Guardian obituary] on Saturday at the age of 85. Sharon suffered a major stroke in January of 2006, which placed him in a coma for the remainder of his life and resulted in a declaration … [read more]

Legal News
5 Mar 2013
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] A Chilean appeals court on Tuesday ordered [judgment, PDF, in Spanish] the suspension of the Punta Alcalde hydroelectric dam project based on environmental concerns. The project is under the management of Endesa [corporate website], an energy company based in Spain. The suit was brought by local fishermen who claimed … [read more]

Legal News
28 Jan 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The Israeli Supreme Court [official website, in Hebrew] on Monday rejected an appeal by Omri Sharon [JURIST news archive] to reduce his seven-month prison sentence, saying that it found no reason to lighten Sharon's sentence after a lower court reduced his sentence [JURIST report] from nine months for good … [read more]

Legal News
25 Jun 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] A court in Tel Aviv ruled Monday on an appeal [JURIST report] by Omri Sharon [JURIST news archive], reducing his prison sentence for corruption from nine to seven months. Sharon, son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, pleaded guilty in 2005 to charges of campaign finance violations [JURIST … [read more]

Legal News
30 Mar 2006
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Omri Sharon, son of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon [BBC profile], appealed his nine-month prison sentence [JURIST report] on Thursday, apologizing for his actions and arguing that his resignation from the Knesset was punishment enough. Sharon was convicted of illegally raising money [JURIST report] for his father's re-election campaign.The … [read more]

Legal News
14 Feb 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre

[JURIST] Omri Sharon, son of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon [BBC profile], was sentenced Tuesday to a nine month prison term for illegal campaign fundraising. Sharon was indicted [JURIST report] in August for setting up false companies as a disguise for more than $1.3 million he received in contributions from … [read more]

Legal News
15 Nov 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] Omri Sharon [official profile], the son of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon [BBC profile] and member of the Israeli Knesset, pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegal fundraising activities related to his father's reelection campaign [JURIST report]. In exchange for his admission to falsifying corporate documents, perjury and violating the party … [read more]

Legal News
28 Aug 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] Omri Sharon [official profile], a member of the Israeli Knesst and the son of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon [Wikipedia profile], was indicted Sunday on charges of forgery, perjury and violating campaign finance laws, stemming from his fund raising activities for his father's election campaigns. The Israeli Justice Ministry [official … [read more]

Legal News
17 Feb 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Israeli Attorney General Menachem Mazuz [official profile] said Thursday that he had decided to close a three-year investigation into a campaign funding scandal involving Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon [official website], citing insufficient evidence. Sharon's son and close advisor Omri Sharon has, however, will be indicted on criminal charges … [read more]

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