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  4/14/2014, Nissan 14, 5774

Report: Olmert to Change Defense Team for Appeal


Former prime minister Ehud Olmert came to an agreement with attorney Navit Negev, Thursday, that she will head his defense team in the appeal that he files to the Supreme Court on his conviction in the Holyland corruption case, according to a Friday report by the Haaretz daily. The case involved approval of a Jerusalem land development when Olmert was mayor.

Negev represented Olmert in the Rishon Tours case, in which Olmert was acquitted, but an appeal is pending in the Supreme Court and the Prosecutor's Office is considering a request to present new evidence provided by former Olmert office manager Shula Zaken and open the case. The case involved allegations that trips Olmert made abroad as prime minister were double billed to allow his family to travel for free.