Former Israeli PM Avoids Jail Time for Breach of Public Trust

"Still standing," Ehud Olmert says


Former prime minister Ehud Olmert Monday said that he is leaving court standing tall after avoiding prison time or community service in a conviction for breach of public trust. The court sentenced him to a one-year suspended sentence and fined him NIS 75,300.

"A few weeks ago I told the judges that I wanted to leave court standing tall, and today I leave court standing tall," Olmert said following the sentencing hearing in the Investment Center Affair.