President Rivlin expected to deny request from former attorney general and former state comptroller regarding Olmert, who served time over a corruption affair
All three cases involve incidents that occurred before he became prime minister, during his terms as industry minister and/or mayor of Jerusalem.
The former prime minister maintains innocence of bribery as he heads to a newly renovated wing of the Ma'asiyahu Prison for 19 months.
Two weeks before Supreme Court hearing on appeal in the ‘cash envelopes’ case, lawyers have not received response to request for concurrent prison sentences and other dispensation in return for stopping legal proceedings on Olmert's behalf.
Justices handed out some undeserved celebrity discounts in the Holyland affair, including to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Meanwhile, former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski remains the chief bribe taker in the Holyland affair, even if most of the money went to charity.
The ex-PM should have said: ‘I expect the citizens of this country to take part in processes that not everyone accepts. I must now apply this expectation to myself.’
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 former prime minister should not have celebrated his partial acquittal. It won’t help him. He will always be remembered as corrupt.
Danny Dankner had been jailed for fraud and breach of trust in his capacity as chairman of the bank, but is now awaiting an additional two years in prison.
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 and others asked court to revisit problematic testimony and prison sentence by Tel Aviv District Court judge.
If his fall appeal fails, Olmert will be housed in the same wing as former security agents, mayors and police officers. The section will have more space and, most importantly, no turf wars.
The financial connection between shadowy Diaspora tycoons and senior Israeli politicians is nothing new.
State asks for 8-18 month prison sentence for Olmert over his role in the so-called Talansky affair; Blair says Olmert's 'efforts to bring peace should be admired.'
The man who helped launch an anti-corruption campaign ended up being super corrupt. He proved that the sin of hubris is destructive in politics.
The former prime minister 'is a very senior figure; we all know that terror activists in the Arab world would want to hurt him,' senior prison service official says.
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.
Zaken was sentenced to 11 months in jail for her role in the Holyland corruption scandal.
Supreme Court hears former prime minister's appeal of conviction in Holyland case for two bribery offenses; the former was sentenced to six years in prison.
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.
Judge also postpones imprisonment of other criminals in Holyland case, even as he hints that most if not all of them eventually will do jail time.
The panel, headed by Justice Salim Joubran, will include Justices Yoram Danziger, Neal Hendel, Uzi Vogelman and Isaac Amit.
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.
Former Israeli prime minister was sentenced to six years in prison and fined $292,400.
Zaken begins 11-month sentence for taking bribes and is the first of those convicted in the Holyland case to be locked up.
The Dankner indictment will be one of the most interesting and important trials in the history of the Israeli economy, as white-collar titans line up to testify.
Prosecution says will insist Uri Lupolianski, convicted of accepting over 2 million shekels in bribes in Holyland case, will serve sentence despite medical condition.