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3 days ago
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] An Israeli court on Wednesday extended the 18-month jail sentence of former prime minister Ehud Olmert by one month. Olmert will serve five months for obstruction of justice concurrently with the sentence for bribery charges and one additional month consecutively [BBC report]. Olmert was convicted in March 2014 and … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2015
by Justin Cosgrove

Israel's Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday reduced the prison sentence of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert [Knesset profile] from six years to 18 months. Olmert was convicted in March 2014 and sentenced [JURIST report] to six years imprisonment on several charges dealing with bribery. The ruling by the court … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jul 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] Israel's attorney general [official website] on Monday ordered a criminal probe into excessive residential spending by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [official website]. The announcement [Times of Israel report] came after the state comptroller [official website] reported that large sums of public money were spent on food, furniture, cleaning … [read more]


Legal News
30 Mar 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Former Israeli prime minster Ehud Olmert [JURIST news archive] was convicted Monday by the Jerusalem District Court [official website] of fraud and breach of trust in connection to payments received from American businessman Morris Talansky. According to Talansky's previous testimony, he provided [NYT report] Olmert with more than USD … [read more]


Legal News
15 Sep 2014
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Israel's Supreme Court on Monday postponed the start of the prison sentence for former prime minister Ehud Olmert [Knesset profile; JURIST news archive] pending appeal on his conviction of corruption charges. Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a bribery scandal while serving as … [read more]


Legal News
13 May 2014
by Max Slater

[JURIST] An Israeli trial court on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert [Knesset profile] to six years in prison for his role in a bribery scandal while serving as mayor of Jerusalem. The Tel Aviv District Court ruled [AP report] that Olmert was guilty of participating in a corrupt … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2014
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Israel's Tel Aviv District Court on Monday convicted former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] of accepting bribes relating to the construction of a luxury apartment complex called the Holyland towers. As Jerusalem's mayor from 1993 to 2003, Olmert, along with other city officials, allegedly … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The Jerusalem District Court [Times of Israel news archive] on Monday sentenced former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] to a one-year suspended sentence and a fine of about USD $19,000 on a charge of breaching public trust. The conviction stems from Olmert's role in … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] An Iranian court on Monday sentenced to death four individuals convicted on financial corruption charges, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) [official website] reported [IRNA report]. The national news agency cited [Reuters report] Prosecutor-General Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei, who said that the four were among 39 suspects who received sentences ranging … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] was acquitted of two major counts of corruption but found guilty of a third lesser charge on Tuesday in the culmination of a three-year trial. In a 700-page ruling three senior judges of a Jerusalem court rejected the … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jan 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was indicted Thursday on bribery charges over the construction of a luxury apartment complex called the Holyland towers. As Jerusalem's mayor from 1993 to 2003, Olmert, along with other city officials, allegedly accepted millions of dollars in bribes [Reuters report] to assure the … [read more]


Legal News
25 Aug 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Israeli Police [official website] on Monday recommended that former prime minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] stand trial for his alleged involvement in the Holyland bribery scandal that occurred during his time as mayor of Jerusalem. A investigation was commenced [JURIST report] in April to probe … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jul 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] A group of lawyers on Monday filed a complaint with a Morocco prosecutor seeking the arrest of several high ranking Israeli officials over their involvement in Operation Cast Lead [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The complaint names former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, and … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] was named a suspect Thursday in an investigation into the Holyland bribery scandal that occurred during his time as mayor of Jerusalem. It is expected that law enforcement will interrogate [Ynet report] Olmert over the alleged bribery scandal … [read more]


Legal News
21 Dec 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of fraud and corruption that led to his resignation last year. Olmert is accused of illegally accepting cash contributions from American businessman Moshe Talansky, double billing [JURIST reports] travel expenses to the … [read more]


Legal News
25 Sep 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The trial of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] opened Friday on charges of fraud and corruption that led to his resignation last year. Olmert is accused of illegally accepting cash contributions from American businessman Moshe Talansky, double billing [JURIST reports] travel expenses to … [read more]


Legal News
30 Aug 2009
by Amelia Mathias

[JURIST] Former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] was indicted on three charges of corruption and fraud on Sunday after a lengthy period of accusations following his resignation from government a year ago. He is the first Israeli head of government to be indicted for alleged … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2009
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] A top Norwegian prosecutor said Wednesday that she will look into a compliant filed by Norwegian lawyers accusing Israeli government figures of war crimes during the recent offensive in the Gaza Strip [BBC backgrounder]. The chief prosecutor at Norway's National Authority for Prosecution of Organised and Other Serious Crimes … [read more]


Legal News
5 Apr 2009
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Israeli Attorney General Meni Mazuz [official profile] said Sunday that he intends to charge former prime minister Ehmud Olmert [JURIST news archive] with additional corruption charges for allegedly abusing a previous governmental post to benefit friends and business partners. Mazuz alleged that, before becoming prime minister, Olmert used a … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] Israel unlawfully and extensively used white phosphorous [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] munitions in their recent Gaza [JURIST news archive] offensive, according to a report [text, PDF] released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website]. The report maintains that while white phosphorous is allowed to be used to obscure ground operations … [read more]

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