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Israel ex-PM Ehud Olmert gets early prison release

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert comes out of the courtroom at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on December 29, 2015.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert comes out of the courtroom at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on December 29, 2015.   | Photo Credit: AFP

He is serving a 27-month prison sentence for corruption.

A parole committee has decided to grant early release to Israeli ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison sentence for corruption, his lawyer said on June 29, 2017.

“The committee accepted all our arguments,” Olmert’s lawyer Shani Illouz told public radio. “As of now, Olmert will be released on Sunday,” she said, noting the Justice Ministry could still appeal the decision.

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