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  3/30/2014, Adar Bet 28, 5774

Olmert: Delay in Verdict a Procedural Contamination

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert said, Sunday, that new evidence presented by former office manager Shula Zaken "have absolutely nothing to do with the [existing] charges," in the Holyland corruption case, "but to a new investigation." The case centers around the approval of a land development in Jerusalem that appeared headed for rejection while Olmert was mayor.

Prosecutors have asked for a delay in the verdict, apparently to charge Olmert with obstruction of justice. Olmert, a practicing attorney, claimed the request was a "new, never encountered record in procedural contamination."