Plea bargain saves Israeli president from rape charge
Under the terms of the deal, Katsav will avoid serving a jail sentence but will admit sexual harassement charges.
The unexpected agreement with Israel's atorney general puts an end to a year-long investigation that has destroyed the President's public image. The accusations against him include taking advantage of women working in his office over several years.
Mr Katsav has repeatedly protested his innocence, claiming he was the victim of a slur campaign.