Former prime minister Ehud Olmert with lawyer in court 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
She is also accused of assisting Olmert’s former aide, Shula
Zaken, in the alleged fraud.
As in previous testimony before the court,
Olmert claimed the flights were funded using air miles, or that he had paid for
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The prosecution claims that Risby-Raz knowingly accumulated
surpluses in Olmert’s Rishon Tours account by double-billing charities for
flights – and that Olmert had instructed her to do so.
to deny this was the case.
The cross-examination will continue until the
court’s summer recess.In the Jerusalem District Court Monday, former prime minister Ehud Olmert
continued to deny he had double- billed charities for flights booked via the
Rishon Tours travel agency, using surplus monies to fund trips abroad for his
The prosecution has accused Olmert of having his wife
accompany him on official trips overseas while he was industry, trade and labor
minister; and that he paid by instructing his former travel coordinator, Rachel
Risby- Raz, to double-bill charities for his own flights.
been indicted in connection with the Rishon Tours affair on charges that include