Although it is sad to see a person fall from high office to the criminal class it is nonetheless heartening to observe a criminal justice system capable of sanctioning criminal conduct even when dealing with a former President. Governments everywhere should take notice of the treatment by the Israeli criminal justice system of Moshe Katsav who has been sentenced to 7 years for rape and other sexual offences committed against former employees during his political career. It will be interesting to see whether the Supreme Court upholds the judgment and whether the former President actually serves his sentence.