Judge David Rosen of the Tel Aviv District Court determined, Monday, that the verdict in the Holyland corruption case will be handed down on March 31st. The determination came after cancellation of a summation hearing that was scheduled for next week. The judge ordered all defendants to be present or face arrest.
Despite reports to the contrary, it appears that Shula Zaken, former office manager to former Jerusalem mayor and prime minister Ehud Olmert, to give additional testimony. No application has been made for a plea bargain that appears to be a prerequisite. The case revolves around the approval of the Holyland land development, which was approved after it appeared headed for rejection.