PM aides: Criminal probe report just 'speculation'

Reports that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will face a criminal investigation upon his return from China are just "speculations," sources close to Olmert said Wednesday morning. The sources declared that "we have not received any official statement from an authoritative source on this issue," Army Radio reported. Channel 10 reported on Tuesday night that the State Attorney's Office has decided to investigate Olmert regarding his alleged intervention in the government tender for the sale of the controlling interest in Bank Leumi.