PRISON: Olmert To Go To Jail After Supreme Court Cuts Sentence To 18 Months


EHUD OLMERTIsrael’s Supreme Court today partially upheld the conviction of Ehud Olmert in the Holyland corruption trial, making history by sending the former prime minister to prison.

Ehud Olmert was one of eight former officials and businessmen convicted in March 2014 in a corruption case officials have characterized as the largest in Israel’s history.

While it struck down one bribery conviction in Olmert’s case, it upheld another, reducing the former prime minister’s sentence from six years to 18 months. He and others convicted in the case will begin to serve out their sentences on February 15.

Olmert was convicted of accepting bribes when he served as mayor of Yerushalayim and as minister of industry and trade, in exchange for helping win municipal approval for the Holyland residential development near the capital’s southern Malcha neighborhood. Read more at Times of Israel.

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  1. Couldn’t except anything more than year and a half from the cronie Israeli Kangaroo court for a crime that’s worth at least a decade. Wonder, if they let the guy out altogether in a few weeks when the media’s attention is elsewhere.