State closes improper appointments case against Olmert

The state attorney decided on Tuesday to close a case against former prime minister Ehud Olmert and one of his former aids Oved Yechezkel for alleged improper appointments while he was industry, trade and labor minister.
The decision was made by Deputy Attorney-General Yehoshua Lemberger in conjunction with State Attorney Moshe Lador.
The investigation originally opened on October 14, 2007, following the publication of a report by the State Comptroller criticizing certain appointments made by Olmert as improper while he was a minister from 2003-2006.
The police referred the case to the prosecution in 2009, giving its opinion that the appointments had involved fraud and breach of the public trust.