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  3/31/2014, Adar Bet 29, 5774

3 Holyland Defendants Not Guilty

Shim'on Galon, Amnon Safran and Ya'akov Efrati were found not guilty, Monday morning, of charges against them in the Holyland corruption case, which involves approval of a Jerusalem land development after it appeared headed for rejection. Safran and Galon were Holyland managers. Civil service employee Efrati was accused of taking a bribe.

Judge David Rosen of the Tel Aviv District Court announced that the pending verdicts would be made on Monday, in spite of a prosecution request to wait, in light of testimony and evidence presented by Shula Zaken against former prime minister Ehud Olmert, for whom she used to be office manager.

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