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Ehud Olmert, former leader of Israel, found guilty of fraud in retrial

Ehud Olmert, former leader of Israel, found guilty of fraud in retrial

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. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified prosecutor Uri Korb as Eli Korb. ------------ Two years ago, Olmert was cleared of most charges...

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