Former PM Ehud Olmert Receives 6-Year Prison Sentence For Bribery Conviction


olmert2Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, convicted in March of having received bribes to facilitate the construction of the Holyland housing project in Yerushalayim a decade ago, was sentenced today to six years in prison.

Tel Aviv District Court Judge David Rozen attributed moral turpitude to Olmert’s conviction, and also ordered him to pay a $290,000 fine.

According to Israeli law, a public official convicted of a criminal offense to which moral turpitude has been attributed is barred from civil service for seven years, regardless of the length of his sentence.

“Ehud Olmert has gone from holding the highest and most respected position in Israel to that of a felon, one who has been convicted of severe and contemptible offenses,” Rozen said.


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  1. Bizee bizyonos.
    Now we have the president, prime minister, mayor,water dept,and planning commissioner sitting in jail.
    The only one left out is the dog catcher