Key figure in Hirchson trial convicted of stealing NIS 3 million
Amatzia Bonner was convicted of embezzlement, fraud and aggravated fraud, money laundering and breach of trust.
Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday convicted Amatzia Bonner, the former treasurer of Nili - a nonprofit organization associated with the National Workers Histadrut Union. In a plea bargain, Bonner was convicted of stealing NIS 3 million.
Bonner is a key figure in the fraud and theft affair alongside former finance minister Abraham Hirchson, who is on trial separately.
As part of his plea bargain, Bonner was convicted of embezzlement, fraud and aggravated fraud, money laundering and breach of trust. The prosecution will demand that he be sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to return the money he had stolen.
Hirchson was indicted in June this year in the Tel Aviv District Court on charges of stealing between NIS 2 million and NIS 2.5 million from two organizations he headed between 1998 and 2005 - the National Workers Organization and its subsidiary, Nili.
He was charged with embezzlement, fraud, aggravated fraud, breach of trust, money laundering and falsifying corporate documents.