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Israel ex-PM Olmert found guilty in corruption retrial

Ehud Olmert in a Tel Aviv court Image copyright AP
Image caption Olmert has faced a succession of corruption trials

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been found guilty of fraud and breach of trust after a retrial.

He had been acquitted in 2012 of taking envelopes stuffed with money from a US-based supporter.

However, a retrial was ordered after the emergence of recordings in which he referred to receiving the money.

Olmert, who served as Israeli PM from 2006 to 2009, is currently appealing a conviction for bribery in 2014 for which he was sentenced to six years.

His lawyers say they are considering appealing the latest conviction.

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