Sunday, 2 July 2017

Ehud Olmert, Israel's jailed ex-PM, is released early



Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been released from prison on parole after serving two-thirds of a 27-month sentence for fraud.

 
He was jailed in 2016 after being convicted of bribery and obstruction of justice while a trade minister.


Olmert was the first former Israeli head of government to be jailed.


He became prime minister in 2006 but resigned three years later when police recommended a series of charges against him.


The 71-year-old did not speak to reporters as he left Maasiyahu prison in central Israel.





BBC      News.