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Israeli court clears Ehud Olmert of major corruption charges

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 file photo, Israel's former prime minister Ehud Olmert speaks during a conference at the Plaza hotel in Jerusalem. The long-awaited verdict in former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's corruption trial looks to be historic regardless of the outcome. If convicted, Olmert could become the first Israel premier sentenced to prison. If acquitted, it would mean he was forced out of office in vain. Olmert's verdict is expected to be announced on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

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 offence.

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 this morning.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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