The first Israeli PM to serve time in prison, Olmert begins a 19-month sentence, the result of bribery and obstruction of justice convictions. His highly publicized legal battle began while he is still PM (2006-2009), forcing him to resign. The series of trials centers around allegations of him accepting bribes to promote a questionable real estate development project during his time as Mayor of Jerusalem (1993-2003) and Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor (2003-2006).
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