Former Israeli leader Ehud Olmert ordered to prison in bribery case

December 29, 2015 11:28 AM

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Former Israeli leader Ehud Olmert ordered to prison in bribery case

JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was ordered to serve jail time Tuesday after the country’s Supreme Court upheld his conviction in one of Israel’s biggest real estate corruption scandals when he was Jerusalem mayor more than a decade ago.

Barring a surprise change, Olmert will be the first Israeli prime minister to spend time behind bars.

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