Former PM Olmert Admits to Law-Breaking in Plea Bargain Agreement


olmTrying to make the best of his situation, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed to plead guilty on two counts of obstructing justice as part of his latest plea bargain agreement, seeking to minimize his jail time. He will also pay another fine, this one in the amount of NIS 50,000.

The charges in the agreement are connected to the Holyland real estate case and the Talansky cash envelopes trial. As a result of the deal, the six-month prison term will be concurrent and not added to the current sentence as Olmert is about to become the first former Prime Minister convicted and sentenced to prison.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)