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Sentence Imminent for Former PM Olmert

Tel Aviv District Court Judge David Rosen bears the burden of pronouncing sentence on Olmert.
Former prime minister and Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert speaks with his attorney Eli Zohar in the courtroom of the District Court in Tel Aviv.

Former prime minister and Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert speaks with his attorney Eli Zohar in the courtroom of the District Court in Tel Aviv.
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Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is about to be sentenced after being convicted on two charges of bribery.

Tel Aviv District Court Judge David Rosen will bear the burden of pronouncing sentence on the former leader of the State.

The prosecution has asked the judge to sentence Olmert to a minumum term of six years in prison for his crimes. He was acquitted on numerous other charges in other cases that were dropped.

The former prime minister was accused of corruption in connection with taking bribes during the time he served as mayor of Jerusalem and as later as a government minister.

The Holyland real estate trial dragged on for years during his term as prime minister and brought down numerous aides and colleagues.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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