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Former Israeli President Katsav Sentenced to Seven Years for Rape

Former President of the State of Israel Moshe Katsav was sentenced to seven years in jail Tuesday, for after he had previously been found guilty of rape and other sexual offenses.

The court also ruled that Katsav must also serve two years of probation and pay NIS 100,000 to his rape victim, a former employee of the Tourism Ministry known as A., and to pay NIS 25,000 to L., a former employee of the President’s Residence, whom he had sexually harrased and abused.

Katsav will begin serving his sentence on May 8, 2011.

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