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  7/13/2012, Tammuz 23, 5772

Prosecutor: Olmert Had to be Indicted


Senior State Prosecutor's Office official Attorney Anat Savidor spoke on Thursday about the partial acquittal of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Savidor, who attended a Bar Association conference in Eilat, said, “There is no doubt that this case had to be brought to court, and if they would not have brought this case to court there would have been an unparalleled outcry. The court ruled that Mr. Olmert received 450 thousand dollars, and I ask you - who's ever received 450 thousand dollars? Who receives such sums and does not know about it?”

“I come from a public figure’s house,” she added. “My father was Knesset Speaker. He knew very well about every penny he received, from which account he goes abroad and from which account he paid for any expense. What is this nonsense about people going abroad and not knowing what's going on in their accounts? With all due respect, an indictment had to be filed. I didn't see any real criticism of the prosecution in the summary. On the contrary.”