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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Olmert indicted for accepting bribes

It took a long time but former Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert has finally been indicted along with his former secretary and the man who succeeded him as Mayor of Jerusalem. Olmert is charged with accepting bribes.
Tel Aviv District Prosecutors charged former prime minister Ehud Olmert with receiving bribes in the Holyland affair on Thursday, the Justice Ministry announced.

Olmert was charged with accepting bribes in order to advance certain construction projects while he served as mayor of Jerusalem.

Charges were also filed against Olmert's bureau chief Shula Zaken and former Jerusalem mayor Uri Lupolianski in the affair.


The former prime minister was questioned under caution three times in June and July of 2010 over suspicions that he accepted around a million shekels in bribes from real estate developers in exchange for supporting the Holyland construction project in southern Jerusalem.

During questioning, Olmert was shown a series of documents allegedly linking him to bribery, fraud and abusing public office during his tenures as Jerusalem mayor and minister of trade, industry and labor. He has denied all of the suspicions against him.
I'll believe that Olmert is going to jail when I see it. He may be the slimiest politician that this country has ever seen.

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