Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Monday was sentenced by the Jerusalem District Court to 8 months of jail time on his conviction for fraud under aggravated circumstances in the Talansky retrial. The court also fined Olmert $150,000.
Olmert lawyers appealed the sentence and the court agreed to their request to hold off the sentence for 45 days for time to appeal.The court had convicted Olmert in March of illegally receiving, using and concealing at least $153,950 (out of an alleged $600,000) funds in envelopes from New York businessman Morris Talansky between 1993 and 2002, with the case itself dating back to 2008.
The jail sentence is Olmert’s second following a six year sentence he received in the Holyland real estate trial on a conviction for bribery.
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