Chief suspects in Holyland affair remanded for 9, 10 days

The chief suspectsin the Holyland bribery affair were further remanded in custody by theRishon Lezion Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
Former Polarholding company owner Hillel Charni,  former city engineer Uri Shitreetand accountant Eliahu Hasson – were remanded for a further nine dayseach, while Charni's former assistant Meir Rabin was remanded for afurther ten days.
The four were each remanded for the full period requested by the police.
The remand proceedings of one-time Polar partner Avigdor Kelner were continuing on Tuesday evening.
JudgeAbraham Heiman said of the affair that bribery had penetrated thehighest echelons of government, and refuted the defense lawyers’claims, saying the remands were unconnected with former prime ministerEhud Olmert’s expected return to Israel.