Former PM Olmert appeals Talansky conviction to Supreme Court

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday filed an appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn his conviction for fraud under aggravated circumstances and subsequent eight-month prison sentence in the Talansky retrial.

Olmert also requested from the court that the start of his sentence be delayed, pending the appeal.

Olmert was sentenced in May after the the Jerusalem District Court had convicted him in March of illegally receiving, using and concealing at least $153,950 (out of an alleged $600,000) in funds in envelopes from New York businessman Morris Talansky between 1993 and 2002, with the case itself dating back to 2008.


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