Olmert's conviction shows that even a prime minister isn’t above the law, and will, under certain circumstances, pay for his corrupt behavior. But this isn’t enough.
The Supreme Court's five justices reduced charges and punishment meted out to former PM in the Holyland case, but were at odds over nuances of Olmert brothers' relations with each other and state's witness.
Former prime minister was acquitted in the case, while his bureau chief, who refused to testify against her ex-boss, was convicted for fraud.
When the Jerusalem judges first ruled on the so-called cash envelopes case, they did not understand the character or soul of the politician involved.
After convictions of aggravated fraud and breach of trust, new judge in retrial says Olmert should have been charged in initial trial. He is likely to appeal sentence, to be handed down in May.
New evidence, provided by ex-prime minister’s former office manager, Shula Zaken, was key in verdict.
Ex-prime minister accused ex-defense minister of 'taking millions;' sources expect inquiry to produce little barring.
Zaken was sentenced to 11 months in jail for her role in the Holyland corruption scandal.
Former PM calls casino magnate a 'dog and son of a dog' in newly-released recordings of conversations between himself and his assistant Shula Zaken.
Shula Zaken accuses the former prime minister of buying her silence, and calls out former attorney general Roni Bar-On as a hypocrite.
Former defense minister says Ehud Olmert's allegation against him is a 'baseless lie being circulated for years by a criminal who has since been convicted.'
It's crazy to link events that might have happened thousands of years ago to the political reality of 2014.
Channel 10 airs tapes in which former PM is heard telling his aide that Barak hid the money overseas. Barak's office: Claims are unfounded.
Former prime minister's ex-office bureau chief testifies against her old boss.
Ehud Olmert's former secretary spent two years at the Jerusalem District Court as the accused alongside 'the man who was God to me.' This time, she's playing a new role: state witness.
Supreme Court rules that recordings submitted by Olmert's former aide will be presented as new evidence in the case, in which Olmert is accused of receiving illicit funds.
Zaken begins 11-month sentence for taking bribes and is the first of those convicted in the Holyland case to be locked up.
Former prime minister and his attorney allegedly tried to influence state witness Shula Zaken not to testify against him.
Zaken’s juicy testimony and evidence will help ensure her boss former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert goes to prison.
David Rozen pulled the story out of Shula Zaken one bit at a time until he exposed Olmert’s presence in all the various corruption affairs.
Judge David Rozen changed his tone and accepted former aide Shula Zaken’s new evidence against Olmert, securing her 11 months in jail instead of years.
The fact that the sparks of brightness in his public activity will likely be forgotten is as harsh a blow to former PM Olmert as his jail sentence.
Investigation, plea deal with aide could lead to new charges only days before sentencing in the Holyland affair.
Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan and other top officials are expected to testify as character witnesses in the sentencing of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for accepting bribes.
Police investigators’ roll call this week: Ehud Olmert, Gabi Ashkenazi, Ehud Barak and maybe Silvan Shalom.
Shula Zaken's outburst was provoked by the summations in the Holyland case, submitted last week to the court by the former premier.
Ehud Olmert's former aide Shula Zaken takes ill after telling of financial, romantic relationship with state witness, who has died since.
Shula Zaken, a close aide to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is charged with taking bribes for herself and Olmert.