Ehud Olmert handed early release

Ehud Olmert

The former prime minister will leave prison on Sunday but the State Prosecutor may appeal the parole board decision.

The Israel Prison Service parole board today announced that they had accepted the request by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to cut his prison sentence by one third. He began his sentence on February 15 2016 after being convicted of bribery in the Holyland affair and sentenced to 18 months in prison and a further 8 months for his conviction in the Talansky affair.

Olmert is expected to leave prison on Sunday. However, the State Prosecutor may appeal the parole board's decision and seek a delay in his release due to allegations that he brought classified documents into prison.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on June 29, 2017

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