FM: I never called Olmert corrupt, state witness lying

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September 11, 2012 18:23

 
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday stridently denied accusations leveled against him a day earlier by the state's main witness in the Holyland trial involving former prime minister Ehud Olmert and fifteen other defendants in an alleged bribery and fraud scheme.

The state witness said that one of the reasons that he approached Olmert was that Liberman had told him that Olmert was "corrupt," implying that Olmert was a good candidate for bribery to move the Holyland project forward.

The state witness said Liberman made the statement when he was head of the Prime Minister's Office in the mid/late 1990s.

Liberman responded that the accusations were "absolutely wrong." He noted contradictions in the state witness' testimony regarding when Liberman headed up the Prime Minister's Office.

He added that "the only time I met the man [state witness] was incidentally in the lobby of a hotel where someone introduced him to me. I never said a word to him about Ehud Olmert."

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