Fromer Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison Over...

Fromer Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison Over Bribery

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert seen at the District Court in Tel Aviv where he was brought on charges of accepting bribes linked to the Holyland Park residential project in Jerusalem. (Photo Credit: Yotam Ronen/POOL/Flash90)

Ehud Olmert, a former Prime Minister of Israel has bagged an eight months imprisonment sentence after being found guilty of fraud on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Olmert was convicted of illegally using $153,000 handed over to him in envelopes by a New York businessman named Morris Tatansky between 1993-2002.

The AP news agency also reports that Olmert’s attorney has disclosed they will appeal the ruling.

The eight months jail term is to be added  to a six year prison sentence he had earlier bagged in a separate bribery conviction which brought an end to his political career.

In that verdict, Olmert was found guilty on two counts of bribery, making him the first former israeli Prime Minister to be convicted of the offence and of perjury.

Due to facts showing how corrupt Olmert is, Olmert forcefully resigned in early 2009 .

His departure paved way for Benjamin Natanyahu’s election, and subsequent peace efforts have not succeeded.


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