Olmert interrogated by National Fraud Unit for some 3.5 hours

Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spent yet another Friday being interrogated by the Israel Police's National Fraud Unit over corruption allegations. The 16th interrogation lasted some three-and-a half hours, and reportedly focused on allegations that Olmert took a bribe of $320,000 by purchasing a home on Jerusalem's Rehov Cremieux below market value. In return, he allegedly promised to help the land developer and building contractor, a company called Alumot, obtain favorable terms from the Jerusalem Municipality so that he could increase his building rights on the property.