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May 5, 2015 9:42 am

Tony Blair Writes Character Reference for Ehud Olmert in Ex-Israeli PM’s Corruption Trial

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Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair supports Israeli former prime minister Ehud Olmert in his corruption trial. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Guardian – Tony Blair has made a surprise intervention in the corruption case of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, writing a letter to the court in support of his plea not to be sent to prison.

The glowing character reference for Olmert, who was convicted in March of receiving $600,000 (£400,000) in cash-stuffed envelopes between 1993 and 2002 from an American businessman, Morris Talansky, was one of several produced by Olmert’s defence team – another being supplied by the former Mossad head Meir Dagan.

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