Olmert, Zaken to meet in court

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 6, 2010 07:48

Yossi Olmert reportedly helped former PM in laundering.

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Former prime minister Ehud Olmert talks to the pre

olmert at court 311 AJ. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

For the first time since the Holyland scandal broke out, Former prime minister Ehud Olmert will see his former aide, Shula Zaken, in court Thursday.

Olmert and Zaken will appear in the Jerusalem district court Thursday morning, and testify in connection to the "Rishon Tours" case, in which Olmert is accused of lying in travel reports.

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The two will not be permitted to speak to one another, in order to prevent them from coordinating false testimonies.

Olmert's brother suspected of involvement in Holyland

On Wednesday, it was reported that Police were investigating whether Yossi Olmert helped his brother, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, launder money he received in the Holyland deal, Israel Radio reported.

Ehud Olmert is suspected of receiving a bribe of over NIS 1 million, in order to promote the Holyland project. According to the reports, he sent money to his brother Yossi, a Middle Eastern Studies expert living in the US, in order to hide the money trail from the authorities.

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Police heard testimony that Yossi Olmert received a percentage of the Holyland money, and deposited some in his own account and some in his brother's.

Investigators are looking to continue their work in the US, where Yossi Olmert fled to six years ago due to heavy debts to loan sharks. Detectives are trying to follow the money trail, and are delaying Ehud Olmert's investigation.


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