8 more months added to former prime minister's sentence

The Israeli Supreme Court convened a panel of 5 judges to decide in the 3 cases against the former Israeli prime minister. The judges decided that the sentence Ehud Olmert recently received should be served cumulatively, meaning that 8 months will be added to his sentence.
Archives Photo Credit: Gil Yochanan/Channel 2 News

The Israeli Supreme Court released this morning (Wednesday) their decision on the 3 cases that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is involved in. The court decided that the sentences wouldn't be changed despite Olmert's appeals. The judges decided that the sentence should be served cumulatively, meaning that he will serve 27 months altogether.

Three out of five judges ruled that the state's appeal to not prosecute Olmert in one of the cases should be rejected. In the other 2 cases, the decision to reject the appeal was unanimous.

Talanski and Olmert Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The ruling was released without the presence of the former prime minister since he is serving his previous 19-month conviction.


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