Olmert Completes 2/3 of Sentence, Seeks Early Release


A request by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to shorten the length of his year-and-a-half sentence for bribery by a third is set to be discussed during a parole board of the Prison Service meeting which will be convened on December 25, Ynet reports.

Olmert, who began serving his sentence in February, is entitled under Prison Service procedures to a hearing on early release and shortening of his sentence by a third, which would move his release to February 2017.

The State Attorney is expected not to oppose the early release. Most white-collar offenders are released after only serving two-thirds of their sentences.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Usually early release is given to people who acknowledge their wrongdoing, and also express remorse for their actions. Did Olmert do so?