Olmert, serving 27-month term for corruption, could be freed as early as Sunday after parole board reduces sentence

Ehud Olmert, the former Israel prime minister serving a 27-month prison term for corruption, has been granted parole, one of his lawyers said.

Israel Radio reported that Olmert, 71, could be freed as early as Sunday after a parole board reduced his sentence by a third, a common practice for prisoners who have committed non-violent crimes.

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