Olmert re­leased from prison

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

For­mer Is­raeli prime min­is­ter Ehud Olmert was re­leased on pa­role on Sun­day from a prison in Ramle, near Tel Aviv, af­ter serv­ing 16 months in jail for cor­rup­tion. Olmert was found guilty in 2014 of ac­cept­ing bribes from real estate de­vel­op­ers when he was Jerusalem’s mayor, be­fore his 2006-09 term as prime min­is­ter and head of a cen­trist po­lit­i­cal party. On Sun­day, a pa­role board de­cided to cut short his 27-month term, a com­mon prac­tice in Is­rael for prison­ers who have not com­mit­ted vi­o­lent crimes.

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