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  4/27/2014, Nissan 27, 5774

New Evidence in Old Olmert Corruption Cases


The State Prosecutor's Office informed the Supreme Court, Sunday, that it intends to introduce new evidence against former prime minister Ehud Olmert as part of its appeal against acquittals in the Rishontours and Moshe (Morris) Talansky cases. The new evidence was presented to the prosecutors by Shula Zaken, Olmert's former office manager, who has a plea bargain in the recently-concluded Holyland corruption case, involving approval of a real-estate development when Olmert was mayor of Jerusalem.

In the Rishontours case, Olmert was accused of presenting false receipts which allowed family members to accompany him on private speaking engagement. In the Talansky case, Olmert was accused of receiving excessive political donations.