Former PM Ehud Olmert jailed for six years for corruption

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For first time in Israel's history, former PM jailed: Judge sentences former prime minister Ehud Olmert to 6 years in jail for his role in real-estate development corruption affair.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison and fined NIS 1 million in court in Tel Aviv on Tuesday morning for his role in the 'Holyland Affair', the real estate corruption case considered the largest of its kind in Israeli history.

The case marks the first time a prime minister was convicted of a felony and now, with his sentencing, the first time a former prime minister has ever been sentenced to jail time.