Isreal: former PM Olmert faces sentence this week

“The state had recommended a six-year sentence and NIS 1.3 million (some $370,000) in fines for the former prime minister.” Source: The Times of Israel

In April 2014, a court in Tel Aviv found former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert guilty of bribery. Nine other former government officials and businessmen were sentenced with him.

Holyland housing complex, Jerusalem - courtesy of Haaretz

Holyland housing complex, Jerusalem – courtesy of Haaretz

All were involved in the development of the Holyland housing project in Jerusalem, which was built when Olmert was mayor of the city more then ten years ago.

The former PM accepted 560,000 (USD160,000) from developers of the Holyland project.

Here is a full list of defendants and sentences.

 

 

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