Former Israeli Prime Minister Released From Prison

Ehud Olmert was released Sunday after serving 16 months for corruption charges.
The former Prime Minister was originally sentenced to 27 months, but was released early after serving about two-thirds of his sentence.
Olmert was imprisoned for taking money from an American businessman in addition to accepting bribes related to Jerusalem housing project while he was mayor. He was mayor of Jerusalem from 1993 to 2003. He took over as Prime Minister in 2006.
Only two years later he resigned amid a corruption scandal. Olmert was charged and imprisoned last year.
An Israeli Prison Service spokesman confirmed his release.

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