Israel ex-PM Olmert enters prison to begin sentence for corruption

February 15, 2016 8:37 AM

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Israel ex-PM Olmert enters prison to begin sentence for corruption

Ramle: Ehud Olmert, once known for his work to relaunch peace efforts with the Palestinians, became Israel`s first ex-prime minister to serve jail time Monday as he began a 19-month term for bribery and obstruction of justice.

Olmert, 70, entered the Maasiyahu prison in the central city of Ramle just before 10:00 am (0800 GMT), AFP journalists reported.

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