TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — In March 2014, Olmert was found guilty of two counts of bribery when he served as mayor of Jerusalem at the turn of the 2000s, in exchange for helping the developers of the city's Holyland Park residential project. After being sentenced to six years in prison, Olmert pledged to appeal the decision.
According to other media reports, following the verdict, Olmert gave a statement to the press saying he had never accepted any bribes and fully respected the decision of the justices to partially uphold his conviction.
Before the 2014 charges, Olmert was also accused of corruption, but was not arrested.
Olmert headed the Israeli government between 2006 and 2008, and has become the first Israeli Prime Minister sentenced to a real prison term.