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Israeli court clears ex-PM Olmert of major charges

Published July 10, 2012 12:35 am

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JERUSALEM • An Israeli court has cleared former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of the major charges in his corruption trial but has found him guilty of a lesser offense.

It's not clear whether that lesser charge, breach of trust, will carry jail time.

Olmert appeared calm and relieved as the verdict was delivered in a Jerusalem court on Tuesday morning.