Israeli Ex-PM Ehud Olmert Sentenced to Six Years for Bribery

Crime | May 13, 2014, Tuesday // 11:30| Views: 1446 | Comments: 1
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Ehud Olmert: Israeli Ex-PM Ehud Olmert Sentenced to Six Years for Bribery Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (C) arrives at the Tel Aviv District Court, in Tel Aviv, Israel, 13 May 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Ehud Olmert, Israel's former Prime Minister, was sentenced to 6 years in jail, thus becoming the first head of government in the country to go behind bars.

A fine of ILS 1 M (USD 289 000) was also imposed on him, while another ILS 500 000 (USD 145 000) is to be seized from him, as judge David Rozen ruled according to the Jerusalem Post.

The ruling comes after Olmert was convicted in March over what has become known  as the "Holyland affair", a real estate deal he was involved with while being mayor of Jerusalem.

Olmert will appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court and will ask to be freed on bail, according to his lawyer.

His arrest will be delayed until September 1, when his sentence begins.

The defense had initially demanded that the court give him community service, arguing that he could not have a prison sentence longer than 18 months under Israeli law.



Israeli Ex-PM Olmert Sentenced to Six Years for Bribery

Ehud Olmert, Israel's former Prime Minister, was sentenced

to 6 years in jail, thus becoming the first head of

government in the country to go behind bars.

A fine of ILS 1 M (USD 289 M) was also imposed on him, while another ILS 500 000 (USD 145 M) is to be seized from him, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The ruling comes after Olmert was convicted in March over

what has become known  as the "Holyland affair", a real

estate deal he was involved with while being mayor of

Jerusalem.

Olmert will appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court and

will ask to be freed on bail, according to his lawyer.

His arrest will be delayed until September 1, when his

sentence begins.

The defense had initially demanded that the court give him

community service, arguing that he could not have a prison sentence longer than 18 months under Israeli law.
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Tania Oz - 14 May 2014 // 06:33:18

Note the fine is alittle more than the chicken feed 500 - 5000 levs for nefarious activities in Israel; plus a jail sentence! Why doesn't this happen in BG? Because the Commies always look after and nurture their own vermin.