olmert at court 311 AJ.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Police recommended on Monday that state prosecutors indict former prime minister Ehud Olmert and several additional suspects in the Holyland real estate bribery affair.
Olmert will likely be charged with taking a bribe. Police also recommended that Olmert’s former
aide, Shula Zaken, businessman Hillel Charni and former Jerusalem mayor Uri Lupolianski all be indicted.
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Olmert was questioned under caution three times in June and July over
suspicions that he accepted around a million shekels in bribes from real
estate developers in exchange for supporting the Holyland construction
project in southern Jerusalem.
During questioning, Olmert was shown a series of documents allegedly
linking him to bribery, fraud and abusing public office during his
tenures as Jerusalem mayor and minister of trade, industry and labor. He
has denied all of the suspicions against him.Jpost.com staff contributed to this report