MK Omri Sharon quits Knesset over campaign finance charges

Tuesday, January 03, 2006 | 
Likud Knesset Member Omri Sharon, son of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, resigned after admitting to charges relating to unlawful financing of his father's 2000 election campaign. Sharon’s resignation will take effect on Thursday. He was convicted in November of a number of serious violations, among them fictitious registration of corporate documents, which carries a maximum five-year term; lying under oath and violations of the election code.

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