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Ex-Israeli President Gets 7 Years in Rape Case

Moshe Katsav is the highest-ranking Israeli official ever sent to jail

(Newser) - An Israeli court today ordered former Israeli President Moshe Katsav to prison for seven years following a rape conviction, rejecting his attorneys' request for leniency and making him the highest-ranking Israeli official ever sent to jail. The silver-haired Katsav remained stoic throughout most of the reading, but he broke down... More »

Ex-Israeli President Convicted of Rape

Moshe Katsav faces between 4 and 16 years in prison

(Newser) - Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav likely faces four to 16 years in prison after being convicted of raping an employee in 1998 when he was a Cabinet minister, reports the AP . Katsav was president of Israel from 2000 to 2007, but resigned two weeks before his term expired under a... More »

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