Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gives a statement to the media in Tel Aviv April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias
Former Israeli PM Olmert found guilty of corruption charge
Posted : Tuesday, 10 July 2012 02:30AM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty on Tuesday of a corruption charge but acquitted on two other counts.
The verdict was announced in a Jerusalem court, which convicted him of bribery related to his term as Israel's trade and industry minister before he became prime minister in 2006. Sentencing will be at a later date.
He was acquitted of charges of receiving bribes from a U.S. businessman and double-billing Israeli charities for fund-raising trips overseas.
(Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Ori Lewis)
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