Olmert to give up benefits before moral turpitude hearing

Ehud Olmert intends to give up his benefits as former prime minister, his attorney Eli Zohar told the prosecution Tuesday.
The declaration comes ahead of the prosecution's request to the Jerusalem District Court to rule that the actions for which Olmert was convicted in the Investment Center Affair, constitute moral turpitude.
A classification of moral turpitude would bar Olmert from holding public office for seven years, but would also strip him of the benefits afforded to former premiers. The benefits include an office, staff, telephone, car, driver and related expenses.
Olmert was found guilty of breach of trust in the affair.