|Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. (photo credit:REUTERS)|
That bothers me a lot!
Analysis: How many years in prison will Olmert really serve?What do you think?
But will Olmert really sit behind bars for a full six years and eight months?
Start with the six years.
While most commentators do not think the former prime minister has much of a chance of tossing out his Holyland bribery conviction, there is a strong chance that the six year sentence could be cut in half.......Combine that with his view that the Holyland Affair was possibly the worst bribery scam involving public officials in the country’s history, and we can understand the math of his six year sentence.
But the Supreme Court may very well bring a different kind of math to the table.
It may decide that someone with Olmert’s many contributions to the state should not get an oversized sentence or one worse than an average sentence.
The justices may say that Olmert’s suffering loss of office and his years of wasting away in court should also preclude Olmert getting a harsher than average sentence... (Jerusalem Post)