Court asks Olmert why he charged US group for paid flight

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 14, 2011 13:46

 
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Former prime minister Ehud Olmert testified Tuesday for the sixth time at the Jerusalem District Court over his alleged double and triple booking of flights in what has become known as the Rishon Tours affair, named after a travel organization he often booked with.

In this round of questioning, Judge Yaakov Tzaban pressed Olmert on flight 11 in the indictment, taken in November 2004 to the US, where the former prime minister allegedly received a refund from the American-Israel Friendship League for the flight despite it being paid for by the Industry Trade and Labor Ministry. On that same trip, Olmert admitted to personally upgrading his seat to first class.

Olmert allegedly received $9,600 from the American organization for that flight.


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