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Former Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison

The bribery conviction and eight-month sentence comes on top of a six-year sentence for a separate bribery conviction last year. Olmert is appealing the rulings.

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a US supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.