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  3/27/2014, Adar Bet 25, 5774

State: Delay Holyland Verdict, Question Olmert


Prosecutors case sought, Thursday, to delay the issuing of a verdict in the Holyland corruption case, which involves the approval of a Jerusalem land development after it appeared headed for rejection, when former prime minister Ehud Olmert was mayor of the city. The state also sought to question Olmert immediately.

The announcement came hours after the signing of a plea bargain with Olmert's former office manager Shula Zaken, under which Zaken would serve an 11-month sentence in exchange for additional testimony. That testimony would include evidence that Olmert prevented her from giving certain testimony, which could lead to a charge of obstruction of justice against Olmert.