Israel: Israeli court rules ex-PM Olmert must serve 27 months for graft

Author(s): UNK | Date: September 28, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/OkxrOJ | Type: Text

Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday (Sep 28) turned down an appeal by disgraced former prime minister Ehud Olmert against an eight-month prison term for corruption handed down in 2015.
The ruling means that Olmert, who entered prison in February, is due to serve a total of 27 months behind bars for the corruption case and other convictions for bribery and obstruction of justice.
He had appealed against both the conviction and sentence for receiving envelopes of cash from a US businessman while trade and industry minister in the early 2000s.

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