Talansky willing to return to Israel to complete his testimony against PM

Morris Talansky's lawyers on Tuesday sent a letter to State Attorney Moshe Lador, informing him that the US businessman was willing to return to Israel in order to complete the testimony he began last summer. The letter requested that the prosecution organize a testimony hearing. Talansky is the key witness in the so-called 'cash envelopes' probe against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. In early March, Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz announced after a final review of the so-called 'cash envelopes' affair with Lador that he was prepared to indict Olmert based on Talansky's prior testimony. Allison Hoffman contributed to this report.