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Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison
Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians. Olmert was convicted in March in a retrial in Jerusalem District Court. The sentencing comes in addition to a six-year prison sentence he received last year in a separate bribery conviction, ensuring the end of the former premier's political career. Olmert's lawyer, Eyal Rozovsky, said Olmert's legal team was “very disappointed” by the ruling and would appeal to...

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