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  5/29/2014, Iyar 29, 5774

Holyland Judge Stands By Harsh Language Against Olmert

Judge David Rosen, who presided over the Holyland trial in which former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted of receiving bribes, was asked on Wednesday about the particularly harsh language he used when sentencing Olmert to six years in prison.

Rosen had described Olmert’s corruption as a “malignant crime” and said that “bribery offenses contaminate the public sector”. He used the word “traitor” to describe a public official who takes bribes.