The prosecution in the Olmert Talansky cash envelopes case, Uri Kariv, is seeking more 8-18 months imprisonment for the former prime minister as became evident during the opening of the sentencing hearing that began on Tuesday, 16 Iyar.
“The reverberations of the defendant’s actions have washed the public’s trust” said Kariv, who added the fact that Olmert denied his illegal actions should be reflected in the severity of the punishment.
Olmert was found guilty of betraying the trust of his office and accepting bribes in the retrial that was based on the testimony of state witness Shul Zaken. The latter is Olmert’s former long-time assistant and personal confidant.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)