After Olmert visited by 37 lawyers, prison service to change rules

Israel Prison Services announced Sunday that it would change its rules about visits from attorneys after former prime minister Ehud Olmert apparently got caught using "attorney-client privilege" as an excuse to have many friends with law degrees visit him in Ma’asiyahu Prison in Ramle, where he is serving a prison sentence of at least 19 months for bribery.

Israel Prison Services Spokesman Assaf Librati told the Jerusalem Post on Sunday that the IPS caught wind of the "illogical" number of lawyer visits only after Channel 2 and then other media outlets contacted them asking for details. He confirmed that Olmert had received visits from 37 different lawyers or law offices purporting to represent him and that "while this may be legal, it isn’t logical".


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