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Olmert’s lawyers are asking the court to look to the case of the former Governor of Virginia

In the coming weeks, the Supreme court shall take a decision on the appeal filed by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the verdict in the case Talansky». In this case Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison.

The NRG website, with a link to the 10-th channel ITV reported that lawyers for Olmert to appeal applied the U.S. Supreme court’s decision that stripped former Governor of Virginia to charges of bribery.

NRG indicates that the state Prosecutor’s office does not agree with the lawyers for Olmert and believe that between the case of the former head of the government of Israel and the case of the former Governor of Virginia Robert McDonnell have nothing in common. If McDonnell was suspected of bribery, Olmert, in the framework of the «business Talansky» is suspected of fraud and breach of public trust. In addition, the prosecutors believe that it is impossible to take an American case as a precedent because it is inconsistent with Israeli law.

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell two months ago was found not guilty after in 2014, he was found guilty of receiving bribes totaling 177 thousand dollars from the head of the company, which manufactures vitamins and dietary supplements.

Olmert’s lawyers are asking the court to look to the case of the former Governor of Virginia 14.08.2016

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