Other police investigations of PM

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has three police investigations open against him. A fourth was closed in 2007. The status of each case is unknown to the public, due to police fears that revealing such information could undermine the inquiry. In each case, Olmert has maintained his innocence. Open 1. Police are examining the terms of Olmert's $1.2 million purchase of an apartment in Jerusalem in 2004. Olmert has faced long-standing suspicions that he purchased the apartment on Cremieux Street in Jerusalem from its developer, the Alumot MG Engineering Corporation, at a significant discount while serving as acting prime minister, in exchange for shortening the bureaucratic processes within the Jerusalem municipality for Alumot. 2. Olmert is under investigation for allegedly appointing cronies to the Small and Medium Enterprises Authority and other government bodies while serving as industry and trade minister between 2003 and 2005. 3. In April 2007, State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss called on police to investigate allegations that Olmert had arranged investment opportunities for a friend while serving as industry and trade minister. Closed In 2007, the state attorney instructed police to launch a criminal investigation into Olmert's role in the 2005 privatization of Bank Leumi. Olmert was then serving as finance minister. Later that year, police recommended that the case be closed due to a lack of evidence.