Court convicts former PM Olmert in Holyland graft trial

Tel Aviv District Court Judge David Rosen announced a guilty verdict for former prime minister Ehud Olmert in the Holyland trial Monday.


Olmert was found guilty of receiving bribes, with the judge slamming what he described as a "corrupt political system which has decayed over years... and in which hundreds of thousands of shekels were transferred to elected officials." Only three of the 12 defendants were acquitted. (Ynetnews)