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.