Israel's Olmert signs plea bargain over pressuring witness

January 18, 2016 5:00 PM

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JERUSALEM – Israel's Justice Ministry says former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has signed a plea bargain in which he will plead guilty to obstruction of justice for pressuring a confidant not to testify in multiple legal cases against him.

The Justice Ministry said Monday that Olmert will be sentenced to six months imprisonment, which he will serve concurrent to a separate 18-month prison sentence he received for a bribery scandal. The plea deal will not add additional prison time to the earlier sentence.

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