March 17, 2009 file photo, then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gives a statement to the media at his Jerusalem office. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
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Legal experts say the conviction will almost certainly entail prison time for Olmert.Olmert faces a maximum prison term of seven years.Inside the cramped courtroom on Monday, Rozen rejected Olmert's assertion that he was unaware of the money transfers. Reading from a 700-page verdict, he said Dechner's testimony was trustworthy and that Olmert had lied to the court. The Holyland trial also ensnared other powerful Israeli figures, including former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, who succeeded Olmert.Zaken, who has been Olmert's most loyal confidante for more than 30 years, agreed to serve 11 months in prison in return for her testimony against Olmert.
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