Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of fraud and breach of trust in the retrial of a 7-year-old corruption case that marred the end of his tenure as the nation’s leader.
A panel of three judges at a Jerusalem district court reversed a previous court ruling that had cleared the former leader of most charges in the case. The retrial was ordered last year after a lifelong confidant of Olmert became a state witness and turned over recordings that seemed to offer new evidence.
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An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified prosecutor Uri Korb as Eli Korb.