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Katsav sentencing shows Israeli leaders not above law

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/katsav_sentencing_shows_israeli_leaders_not_above_law_20110322

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav's sentence to prison on rape and sexual assault convictions shows that not even the country's leaders are above the law, Israeli leaders stressed. A panel of three Tel Aviv District Court judges on Tuesday sentenced Katsav to seven years in jail and ordered him to pay compensation to his victims. The sentence came nearly five years after he was first accused. Katsav, 65, reportedly began sobbing after the verdict was read and then yelled out several times, interrupting the judges, saying "It's all lies," "the sentence is a mistake" and "it's not true."

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