FILE - This May 13, 2014, file photo shows Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the Tel Aviv District Court in Israel. (AP Photo/Finbarr O'Reilly, File)
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Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for corruption on Monday, the latest legal blow in a spectacular fall from grace.Lawyers for Olmert, who served as premier from 2006 to 2009, crowning a political career spanning decades, immediately announced they would appeal. Passing sentence, the three-judge bench said: "The conduct of Ehud Olmert merits a custodial sentence.The six-year prison sentence handed down against Olmert in May last year was the first ever against a former Israeli premier for corruption.Olmert resigned as premier in September 2008 after police recommended that he be indicted, but he remained in office until March 2009, when the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was sworn in.
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