State attorney files appeal against Olmert acquittals
The State Attorney's Office filed a Supreme Court appeal against the acquital of former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday, possibly putting his highly speculated political future into jeopardy.
The state attorney first announced three weeks ago its intention to appeal the acquittal in the Rishon Tours affair for the central corruption charges in the affair. Olmert was convicted only of the minor crime of breach of trust.
If the state wins at the Supreme Court level, Olmert could be convicted of harsher crimes than he was at trial and even still end up going to jail.
The decision could have tremendous repercussions on the upcoming elections, which Olmert has considered taking part in as a challenger to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.