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  8/21/2012, Elul 3, 5772

More Charges Against Olmert to be Dropped


Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will not face charges in a case in which he was suspected of making politically motivated appointments in the Trade and Labor Ministry. The decision to drop the charges was announced Tuesday by Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Affairs Yehosha Lamberger.

Lamberger said the decision was made for several reasons, but should not be seen as lessening the severity of Olmert’s acts. The former Prime Minister could still theoretically be taken to court in the case, he said.

Olmert was previously found guilty on just one of three charges in a separate high-profile case.