Rishontours: Risby-Raz says Olmert,Zaken decided on funding

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 13, 2010 14:47

Rachel Risby-Raz testified in the Rishontours corruption trial on Monday, confirming statements she had made during the police investigation of the affair in which she stated that former prime minister Ehud Olmert and his bureau chief Shula Zaken were responsible for determining which organizations would provide funding for Olmert's flights abroad.

Risby-Raz, Olmert's former foreign relations coordinator, testified that Zaken was aware of overfunding from charity organizations for flights but said she could not testify as to Olmert's awareness of the discrepancies.

Last week Rizby-Raz was declared a hostile witness on grounds that testimony she had given in court contradicted statements she had made to police two years ago during her interrogation.


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