Olmert’s lawyer, prosecution meet to discuss deal

January 15, 2016 02:34

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert’s lawyer, Eyal Rozovsky, met on Thursday with State Attorney Shai Nitzan to discuss a deal which could wrap up all his many remaining legal troubles.

Olmert faces 18 months in prison for the Holyland Affair, a potential additional eight months for the Talansky Affair, potentially more time from the Rishon Tours and Investment affairs, in addition to a possible indictment for obstructing justice in all these cases.

Discussions are being held with the aim of agreeing to a set amount of prison time he would serve for all the remaining cases, so as to save him and the prosecution further trials and appeals to the Supreme Court and reduce his total prison time.

Olmert is reportedly considering admitting to some level of obstructing justice in exchange for all of his prison sentences running concurrently instead of consecutively.

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