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  1/8/2012, Tevet 13, 5772

Former MK to Return NIS 800,000 to the State


The Jerusalem District Court approved, Sunday, a compromise in the states' civil suit against former Knesset member Ofer Hugi, under which Hugi will pay the state 800,000 shekels, following his conviction for aggravated reception of things by fraud in his drawing of money for the Shas party's Ma'ayan Hachinuch Torah education organization, among other things.

In 2008, the Supreme Court rejected Hugi's appeal of his conviction and accepted the state's appeal of his three-year prison sentence and NIS 200,000 fine. The state sued for the withdrawn funds in 2009. This is money taken by fraud from the Ministry of Labor following misrepresentations regarding the establishment and operation of a technological college, and money taken by fraud from the Ministry of Education for false representations in relation to transportation tenders of the ministry, won by the Hugi's Tenth Dimension company.