The appeal alleges that the sentence does not fit the criminal past of the former footballer, who was convicted of 30 drug trafficking offenses and sentenced to only 19 months in prison: "The sentence tends to be extremely harsh"
Will his sentence be aggravated?
The Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office today (Thursday) filed an appeal to the city district court over the sentence of Lior Assulin for his conviction for drug trafficking and possession of drugs not for self-consumption. Sentenced him to the following sentences: 19 months of actual imprisonment, probation, financial commitment, probation and forfeiture.
The notice of appeal, filed by Advocate Erez Richtenberg, states that the respondent was convicted of the offenses after admitting in an amended indictment filed as part of a plea agreement between the parties after mediation. The plea agreement did not include consent to the sentence.
According to the amended indictment, "a decision was made in the respondent's heart to trade in dangerous drugs. In light of the above, between February and April 2018, the respondent began offering drugs for sale through the Telegrass channel (in the Telegram widget). During the relevant period, the respondent received dozens of inquiries from dozens of customers. "They wanted to buy drugs from him, and he executed the drug sales transactions when he would reach the customers, among other things, using a scooter, which was used by him at the time as part of his job as a driver at a courier company or through someone on his behalf."
The notice of appeal states that "the appellant will argue ... that the sentence, imposed on the respondent, tends to be extreme, justifying the intervention of the appellate court, as it does not embody the severity, known for the offenses committed by the respondent ... the appellant will argue that a court erred Kama when it ruled that the respondent violated the protected values only at a moderate intensity, as well as in determining the appropriate penalty range ...
It is further written, "The appellant will claim that when we were dealing with a drug dealer, who for a month managed to carry out 30 drug trafficking transactions !, ... and when the cessation of criminal activity is done only after he was apprehended by the police and not after The extent of the violation of the protected values is significant. "
"Assouline did not commit, in fact went through a rehabilitative treatment procedure, and instead continued to surrender, when he gave urine tests with drug findings and a new investigation file was opened in his case, for a drug offense he committed after he confessed and was convicted in court.
In addition, Assouline had a criminal record that included convictions for violent offenses, threats and violation of a legal provision, and in the context of these the court ruled that "I do not believe that this criminal record, which is not related to drug trafficking offenses, carries serious weight."
The prosecution will argue that "the court erred in making this determination, since the existence of such a criminal past clearly and unequivocally indicates that we are dealing with those who are involved in the criminal world, those who do not act in normative life, those whose legal proceedings are known to them, and those who do not." .