Olmert brother goes hostile against state in Holyland case

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert's brother, Yossi, on Monday night was called by the state as a witness in the Holyland case to help prove bribery charges against Ehud, but surprised the state going "hostile" and denying his prior statements to police, according to media reports.
In earlier statements to police, Yossi said that he met with and received checks from Shmuel Duchner in 2002-2003.
Although Yossi himself never tied the money to Ehud, Duchner testified that he gave NIS 500,000 to Yossi as a bribe at Ehud's request, in exchange for Ehud helping with overcoming legal and zoning obstacles to the Holyland project.
But on Monday, Yossi testified that "I don't remember" getting any checks from Duchner, reports said.
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