Olmert Appeal Rejected, Must Serve Another 8 Months In Prison

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will have eight months added to his nineteen-month prison sentence for corruption after the Supreme Court in Yerushalayim rejected his appeal regarding one of the corruption counts.

The 70-year-old Olmert was prime minister from 2006 to 2009. He is now an inmate at Maasiyahu Prison near Tel Aviv, where he is in a VIP ward because of his possession of sensitive state secrets.

Olmert was sent to jail for a pay-for-play type scheme with a luxury housing project developer.

David Steger – Matzav.com Israel News Bureau

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