The Supreme Court has accepted Former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski's appeal on the Holyland case. Instead of six years in prison, he will serve six months community service.
The former mayor then gave his thanks to his lawyer and to the Israeli public for their support. He added that he will continue to work for the public, particularly as part of his community service.
Lupolianski was tried as part of the Holyland real estate corruption case, along with former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. He was found guilty on seven counts of taking bribes through the organization he started, Yad Sarah.
The Court eased the sentence in part due to Lupolianski's health. According to his lawyer, he is suffering from the advanced stages of cancer, and would not be able to survive the conditions in prison.
MKs Moshe Gafni (UTJ) and Uri Maklev (UTJ) have expressed their pleasure with the reduced sentence, saying, "We are happy and congratulate him with wishes of good health. He should continue with the good deeds that he has been doing for decades, and should continue helping the Jewish People."