haaretz.com on December 2, 2011 reported that Roni Fuchs and Zeev Frenkiel, the two Israeli businessmen sentenced to imprisonment in Georgia earlier this year for allegedly offering seven-million-dollars-worth of bribes to the Georgian deputy finance minister, returned to Israel on Friday after being pardoned. Upon arrival at Sde Dov airport in north Tel Aviv, Fuchs said that “it feels great to come back. I want to thank my wonderful family, my friends in Israel and my friends around the world.” Fuchs thanked the MKs and ministers who were involved in the release, namely President Shimon Peres. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili announced Friday that the two men, who have spent the past year behind bars, have been pardoned.
The original article can be found at haaretz.com.