Detectives to travel to US to gather evidence on Olmert-Talansky affair

Two detectives from the National Fraud Unit will fly to the United States on Sunday evening to gather evidence for the police investigation over funds given to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert by New York businessman Morris Talansky. Former senior police investigators say police will seek to obtain documentation of cash withdrawals made from from bank accounts, in order to corroborate Talansky's claim of giving Olmert 150,000 dollars of his own money, thereby providing state prosecutors with evidence needed for a trial. During their visit, the detectives may also attempt to verify the identity of additional, unnamed donors to Olmert, who transferred large funds to Olmert via Talansky. The detectives will visit New York, Washington, and Las Vegas.