Israel

Former Israeli PM Avoids Jail Time for Breach of Public Trust

"Still standing," Ehud Olmert says

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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.