State Comptroller on PM case: Fraud isn't an insignificant offense

A day after Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz announced that an indictment may be on the way in one of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's numerous criminal investigations, State Comptroller Micha Lindenstruss, who first launched the investigation into the Talansky cash-envelopes affair, said fraud offenses should not be viewed as insignificant. "Fraud is a very serious crime," Lindenstruss told Israel Radio, adding, however, that until the results of a hearing, he wasn't prepared to further discuss Mazuz's announcement.