Court convicts ex-Israeli PM of bribery

Court convicts ex-Israeli PM of bribery

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial on corruption charges.

The ruling was given in Jerusalem District Court.

Olmert was acquitted in 2012 of charges he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.

But his long-time confidant later became a state’s witness, offering tape recordings of conversations with Olmert about receiving the cash, leading to a retrial.

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