Israeli ex-PM Olmert spared jail in corruption case

September 24th, 2012  
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Topic: Israeli ex-PM Olmert spared jail in corruption case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli court spared former prime minister Ehud Olmert a prison term over a conviction for breach of trust on Monday, potentially paving his way to a political comeback. Dogged by corruption scandals as he tried to forge a peace deal with the Palestinians, Olmert resigned in 2008. Though found guilty in July of cronyism while in a former cabinet post, he was acquitted of more serious bribery charges. Jerusalem District Court handed Olmert a suspended one-year jail sentence and a 75,300-shekel ($19,225) fine. ...


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