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  2/4/2013, Shevat 24, 5773

Shula Zaken Withdraws Plea-Bargain in Holyland Case

Shula Zaken, the former office manager of former prime minister Ehud Olmert, has withdrawn her agreement to sign a plea-bargain agreement in the Holyland corruption case, according to a Sunday-evening report by Channel 2 Television. Olmert - a former mayor of Jerusalem - and a number of Jerusalem-area officials are being tried in connection with approval of the Holyland real-estate project after it appeared to be on the way to being defeated.

Under the agreement that Zaken apparently rejected, she was supposed to admit to receiving a bribe and serve an 11-month prison sentence.