Ex-Premier Olmert Gets 6 Years for Bribery

14 May
3:14 AM

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert sentenced was sentenced to six years in prison by a Tel Aviv court, on Tuesday, for accepting bribes in connection with a major Jerusalem land development, according to media reports.Israel’s main radio stations, broadcasting live from the court room, said that Judge David Rosen sentnced Olmert to six years of jail time and a fine of a million shekels ($290,000) for his involvement in one of the country’s worst-ever corruption scandals, AFP reports.

The 68-year-old was convicted six weeks ago on two counts of accepting bribes. He is the first former prime minister of Israel to face jail time for corruption.

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Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (chris@imemc.org)

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