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Israel's ex-PM Ehud Olmert convicted of bribery
BBC News ^ | 03/31/2014 | BBC News

Posted on 03/30/2014 11:53:45 PM PDT by goldstategop

Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been found guilty in a bribery trial in a case which forced him to resign to office in 2008.

Mr Olmert was convicted in what is known as the "Holyland affair" in which bribes were paid and received to speed up a luxury property development.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bbcnews; corruption; ehudolmert; holylandaffair; israel
Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's fabled luck finally ran out today - and put paid to his hopes of resuscitating his political career when he was convicted in court in Israel of taking bribes to speed a luxury property development in Jerusalem when he served as the City's Mayor.

He has cemented his place as the most corrupt politician in Israeli history. Good riddance.

1 posted on 03/30/2014 11:53:46 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

On the bright side, he is now well qualified to join the US Democrat party!


2 posted on 03/31/2014 12:06:32 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: goldstategop

He should run for the mayor of D.C.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 2:00:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: goldstategop

Let me guess: He was a liberal politician in Israel.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 2:49:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: goldstategop
Just wait until the current, so well loved, so well respected and so well honored Nobel Peace prize laureate, Shimon Peres (age 90) passes away. There will be VOLUMES of dirt on this so-called, Saintly elder statesman of Israel. Some even have claimed that he is a CIA agent since 1955...
5 posted on 03/31/2014 3:44:38 AM PDT by Netz
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6 posted on 03/31/2014 5:05:51 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Lazamataz

He was kind of an Israeli Bill Clinton philosophically, but without the charisma or tactical sense.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 11:44:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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