JERUSALEM – An Israeli court has sentenced a former Jerusalem mayor to six years in prison for his role in a wide-ranging corruption case that also involved ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
The Tel Aviv District Court handed down the sentence Thursday to Uri Lupolianski, who was convicted on bribery charges earlier this year. He was also ordered to pay a fine of 500,000 Israeli shekels, or about $142,800.
Lupolianski was charged with accepting bribes in a controversial Jerusalem real estate project.
His sentencing comes a month after Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the case. Olmert vowed to appeal but was ordered to report to prison on Sept. 1.
Lupolianski, who succeeded Olmert as mayor, is also to start his prison term on the same date.