Last updated: 10 July, 2012

Israeli ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cleared on key graft charges

An Israeli court acquitted former prime minister Ehud Olmert on two key corruption charges on Tuesday and found him guilty on a lesser charge, media reported.

The Jerusalem district court cleared Olmert on charges of receiving cash-stuffed envelopes and falsely billing trips abroad multiple times, but convicted him on a lesser charge of granting favours to a former colleague during his time as minister.