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Former Israeli PM Olmert to serve 6-year jail sentence

Published on May 13, 2014 3:27 PM
 
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (centre) arrives at the Tel Aviv District Court on March 31, 2014. Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years' imprisonment on Tuesday for accepting bribes linked to a real estate deal, the first time a former head of government in Israel has been ordered jailed. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

TEL AVIV (REUTERS) - Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years' imprisonment on Tuesday for accepting bribes linked to a real-estate deal, the first time a former head of government in Israel has been ordered jailed.

Olmert, a centrist credited internationally with working towards a peace settlement with the Palestinians, had denied wrongdoing in the Holyland apartment complex deal, which took place while he was in his previous post of Jerusalem mayor.

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