Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption charge

Tuesday 10 July 2012 17.46
Ehud Olmert will be sentenced at a later date
Ehud Olmert will be sentenced at a later date

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been found guilty of a corruption charge but acquitted on two other counts.

The verdict was announced in a Jerusalem court, which convicted him of bribery related to his term as Israel's trade and industry minister before he became prime minister in 2006.

Sentencing will be at a later date.

He was acquitted of charges of receiving bribes from a US businessman and double-billing Israeli charities for fund-raising trips overseas.