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The real estate deal that brought down former Israeli PM

A court has sentenced Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for bribery and fined him 1m shekels ($289,000; £171,000).

The judge ordered Olmert to report to prison on 1 September, effectively giving his lawyers time to lodge their planned appeal with the Supreme Court.

He was convicted in March over a real estate deal that took place while he served as mayor of Jerusalem.

Yolande Knell reports.

  • 13 May 2014
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