Freed minister’s son heading to lockup for crash
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Freed minister’s son heading to lockup for crash

Avraham Hirchson released from prison just in time to see his son Barak enter for seven months on DUI conviction

Barak Hirchson in court in January 2013 (photo credit: Flash90)
Barak Hirchson in court in January 2013 (photo credit: Flash90)

Days after former finance minister Avraham Hirchson was released from prison, his son will be going behind lock and key for driving drunk and severely injuring a friend.

Barak Hirchson was sentenced to seven months in prison and a NIS 25,000 fine on Wednesday after being found guilty late last year of crashing his motorcycle while drunk, severely injuring his girlfriend, Noam Solomon.

His father was released from prison last week after serving 3.5 years for embezzling some NIS 2 million, among other charges.

Last month, the Israel Prison Services Parole Board decided to wipe a third off Hirschson senior’s more than five-year sentence. The board noted the prisoner’s good behavior in its reasons for his early release.

“I am going to thank God for bringing me out in good health, to embrace my family, and thank close friends who helped me,” Hirschson declared as he left the detention facility. “As far as anything else goes, the time and place will come when I’ll say what I want to say.”

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