Key Olmert witness: PM is not a thief and not a fraud

"The prime minister is not a thief and not a fraud," Rachael Risby-Raz, a key witness in the newly revealed suspicions against Prime Minister Ehud Olmer said in a statement Saturday. Risby-Raz, who served as Olmert's travel coordinator during his tenure as industry and trade minister, and who now serves as his adviser on Diaspora, said that she was "pained by the lies that appear in the media on a daily basis." Olmert, she said, "didn't take a Shekel for himself and didn't use the public's money for his family's needs."