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  2/24/2013, Adar 14, 5773

Olmert Not on Holyland Witness' Bribe Takers List


An attorney for former prime minister and Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert presented a page from the journal of the state's witness during a hearing, Sunday, related to the Holyland real-estate corruption case, being heard in the Tel Aviv District Court. The case involves approval of the Holyland development project in Jerusalem after it appeared headed for defeat. Olmert's name did not appear on a list of bribe takers in the journal. The witness, known only as Shin Dalet, verified that the document was real and in his handwriting. 

Olmert was found guilty of breach of trust, last year, in connection with activity at the government's investment center while he was minister of industry, trade and labor. Prosecutors are appealing the disposition of Olmert's case. The outcome of the appeal and the Holyland case could determine Olmert's active return to politics.