Feet of clay

ByLESLIE SUSSER
April 7, 2014 22:43

A potentially history-making national leader, Ehud Olmert was brought low by avarice and arrogance.




Former prime minister Ehud Olmert.

Olmert looking concerned 370. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post )

Ever since his days as a rising Knesset Member in the mid-1980s, former prime minister Ehud Olmert has been plagued by allegations of sleaze. But like an unfloorable bobo doll, he somehow always seemed to stay on his feet, always one step ahead of the law.

Until March 31. Five years after being forced to resign under a cloud of alleged bribery and corruption, Olmert was convicted on charges that could see him spending time in jail.

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