Olmert will go to prison, but only for 18 months
The Supreme Court on Tuesday partially accepted Ehud Olmert’s appeal of his spring 2014 bribery convictions, but he will still become the first prime minister in history to go behind bars.I suppose this'll have to do. He deserved far more than what he's got so far, and it's regrettable it couldn't have been a few more years. However, there is one more charge he may be facing that'll hopefully hand him more time in jail.
The court knocked out one of Olmert's convictions for taking an NIS 500,000 bribe, but convicted him of taking a NIS 60,000 bribe. He will serve only 18 months, rather than the six years he was originally sentenced to. Olmert was set to begin serving his sentence on February 15, 2016.
Olmert was asking for this, after all the harm he caused Israel during his own tenure as prime minister with his dhimmitude. Now, though it be a light sentence so far, he's paying a price.