Olmert’s Lawyers ‘Shocked’ by Conviction
Ynet – The judge may have refuted their client’s version of events point by point, but the lawyers of former prime minister Ehud Olmert, who was convicted of bribery Monday morning, are certain he is innocent. They even hinted they will appeal the conviction: “This is a hard, sad day from our point of view, but this is not the end.”
The lawyers admitted that they were shocked by Judge David Rosen’s verdict, which determined that Olmert took bribes and that he lied in court. “The verdict fell on us like thunder on a clear day, surprising the defense team,” they said.