Ehud Olmert Fast FactsBy CNN LibraryUpdated 2157 GMT (0457 HKT) May 13, 2014Here's a look at the life of Ehud Olmert, former prime minister of Israel.Personal:Birth date: September 30, 1945Birth place: Binyamina, Palestine (now Israel)Birth name: Ehud OlmertFather: Mordechai Olmert, member of the KnessetMother: Bella Olmert Marriage: Aliza Olmert, artist and playwrightChildren: two sons: Ariel and Shaul, and three daughters Dana, Michal and Shuli Education: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.A., 1968 (psychology and philosophy), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, L.L.B, 1973 (law)Military service: Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Combat Infantry Unit OfficerReligion: JewishOther Facts:Olmert grew up in a settlement called Nahalat Jabotinsky near present-day Binyamina.Elected mayor of Jerusalem in 1993, Olmert defeated Teddy Kollek with 59% of the vote. Kollek had been mayor since 1965.His daughter, Shuli, is adopted.He was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2007.Timeline: 1971 - Completes military service in the IDF as a military correspondent for the journal "Bamachane."1973 - Becomes the youngest person ever elected to the Knesset.1975-1978 - Practices law in a private firm.1988-1990 - Olmert is appointed minister without portfolio, responsible for minority affairs, by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.1990-1992 - Minister of Health1993-2003 - Mayor of Jerusalem1998 - Resigns from the Knesset, in keeping with an amendment to the Basic Laws of Israel that forbids Knesset members from holding other public offices.February 2003 - Is re-elected to the Knesset and named vice prime minister. Olmert is also named minister of industry, trade and labor.August 9, 2003-January 10, 2005 - Minister of Communication.August 9-November 7, 2005 - Acting Minister of Finance, replacing Benjamin Netanyahu.November 7, 2005 - Olmert is appointed Minister of FinanceNovember 2005 - Leaves the Likud party and joins Ariel Sharon to form the new Kadima party.January 5, 2006 - Is named acting prime minister after Ariel Sharon suffers a stroke.March 28, 2006 - The Kadima party wins the largest number of parliamentary seats, ensuring that Olmert will be the next prime minister.May 4, 2006 - Is sworn in as the 12th prime minister of Israel.May 26, 2006 - Addresses a joint session of the United States Congress.May 8, 2008 - Israeli police and the Ministry of Justice reveal they are investigating Olmert for receiving money illegally while he was mayor of Jerusalem and a cabinet minister.July 30, 2008 - Olmert announces his intention to resign as prime minister when Kadima elects a new chairman.September 18, 2008 - Tzipi Livni becomes the leader of the Kadima party.September 20, 2008 - Announces his resignation shortly after police recommend charges in corruption probes surrounding him. He continues as caretaker prime minister until a successor is sworn in. March 31, 2009 - Benjamin Netanyahu is sworn in as prime minister.August 30, 2009 - Is indicted in several corruption cases on charges including fraud and breach of trust. September 25, 2009-July 10, 2012 - Olmert's corruption trial ends after almost three years with him being found guilty of breach of trust, and being acquitted on two corruption-related charges.January 5, 2012 - Is indicted on bribery charges, along with 14 others, in connection with three Jerusalem real estate projects, known as the Holyland Affair. September 24, 2012 - Is ordered to pay a fine of 75,000 New Israeli Shekels (about $19,000) and given a one year suspended jail sentence for the breach of trust conviction. As part of his sentencing he is cleared to run for political office.March 31, 2014 - Is convicted of bribery charges related to the Holyland Affair.May 13, 2014 - Olmert is sentenced to six years in prison and is fined 1 million shekels.More from middleeastISIS launches attack on oil-rich northern Iraqi city of KirkukHow ISIS' new hostage strategy is shifting the goalpostsWho is Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, captured by ISIS?