Olmert's former travel coordinator asks to postpone Rishon Tours trial

Olmerts former travel c

By RON FRIEDMAN
November 24, 2009 17:48

The trial of Rachel Rizby-Raz, former prime minister Ehud Olmert's travel coordinator and Diaspora affairs adviser, who was indicted for her alleged participation in the Rishon Tours double-billing affair, was postponed by two weeks on Tuesday morning at the request of her lawyer. In the Jerusalem District Court, Attorney Asher Ohayon asked for a delay because he needed time to brush up on the details of the case, having been hired to represent Rizby-Raz only two weeks ago. "The indictment shows that Rishon Tours employees were deeply involved throughout the whole process. It stands against reason that due to the prosecution's tactical maneuverings it is Rachel, the small cog who did nothing intentionally, who has to pay the price while Rishon Tours come to sit here with their legs crossed as prosecution witnesses," he said.


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