The Justice Ministry made it clear on Wednesday evening that the
prosecution's position on the Holyland case regarding former prime
minister Ehud Olmert would not change despite criticisms after his dramatic exoneration
on unrelated corruption charges.
A ministry spokesperson said the prosecution would not reconsider the
Holyland indictment "except for updating it, as is conducted routinely
in all cases".
"In contrast to erroneous reports, yesterday's verdict is irrelevant to the Holyland Affair," the ministry said.
The comments appeared slightly at odds with remarks made Wednesday
morning by deputy attorney-general Raz Nizri, who told Army Radio
Wednesday that the prosecution would "consider how to deal with the
second indictment against [Olmert]", prompting speculation that the
state attorney's office may change its position on the case.
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