Lead prosecutor after Olmert conviction in Talansky retrial: Justice won out

March 30, 2015 09:24

Lead state prosecutor Uri Korb responded to the conviction of former prime minister Ehud Olmert in the retrial of the Talansky case on Monday, saying the verdict demonstrated that justice had won out.

"The battle against corruption is a long battle," he said. "For seven years we've been saying Olmert illegally received funds and was corrupt, and that his actions harmed the state's purity and ethics." 

Rivkah Friedman-Feldman - the newest member of the three-judge panel presiding over the trail - noted in her opinion that Olmert should have been convicted the first time even without all the new evidence.

"Olmert's decision not to testify in the retrial spoke for itself," she stated.

Due to Monday's decision, Olmert may face addition prison time when sentenced.

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