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Ex-Israeli PM Olmert released from prison

EX-ISRAELI PM OLMERT RELEASED FROM PRISON

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was released from prison on parole on Sunday, according to local media.

Olmert, 71, was granted early release by a parole board after serving two-thirds of a 27-month jail sentence for corruption.

Olmert was jailed in 2016 for bribery and obstruction of justice when he was a trade minister.

He was the first Israeli head of government to be jailed.

Olmert was elected prime minister in 2006 but resigned three years later.

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