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Former PM Olmert sentenced to 18 months in jail on bribery charge

The Supreme Court on Tuesday partially accepted  former prime minister Ehud Olmert’s appeal of his spring 2014 bribery convictions, but he will still became the first prime minister to receive a jail sentence.
The court knocked out one of Olmert's convictions for taking a NIS 500,000 bribe, but convicted him of taking a NIS 60 thousand bribe. He will serve only 18 months, rather than the six years he was originally sentenced to at the Tel Aviv District Court. 
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