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

December 29, 2015 09:43

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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