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February 2, 2016 10:52 am

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Convicted on Obstruction of Justice Charges

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. He was convicted on two counts of obstruction of justice. Photo: Maxine Dovere.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. He was convicted on two counts of obstruction of justice. Photo: Maxine Dovere.

An Israeli court has convicted former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on two counts of obstruction of justice for pressuring a confidant not to testify in multiple legal cases against him.

Tuesday’s ruling follows a plea bargain Olmert signed last month in which he pleaded guilty to the charges. The deal calls for six months imprisonment, which Olmert will serve concurrent to a separate 18-month prison sentence he received for a bribery scandal. The plea deal should not add prison time to the earlier sentence.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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