Olmert to go on trial Sept. 29 in Jerusalem on multiple counts of fraud

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's trial will begin on September 29 in the Jerusalem District Court, it was announced Monday. Olmert is to stand trial for his involvement in the "Rishon Tours" scandal, the "cash envelopes" affair, and the "investment center" case. In accordance with the request of the prosecution, Olmert will report to the same judges who previously heard the testimony of Moshe Talansky, a key witness in the "cash envelopes" scandal. Charges against the former prime minister include fraudulent receipt of goods, false registration of corporate documents, fraud and breach of trust, and fraud and tax evasion.