Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert convicted of bribery

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Published on 31 Mar 2014, 10:16
An Israeli court has found guilty ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a corruption case, deciding that he did accept bribes in connection with the building of a luxury apartment complex in Jerusalem.

The verdict looks set to end any prospect of a political comeback for Olmert although he denied any wrongdoing. He was one of 13 defendants.

Relating to the city's Holyland development, the charges date back to his time as Jerusalem Mayor
from 1993 to 2003.

Judge David Rozen, handing down the conv...
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