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Holyland corruption case

Prosecutors: Lupoliansky Took 5 Times More than Olmert

State Attorney's Office lauds heavy sentence meted out to former mayor, although he did not take money to his pocket.Gil Ronen, 6/19/2014, 1:33 PM

Lupoliansky Sentenced to Six Years

Despite being ill with cancer, former Jerusalem mayor will serve jail time for receiving bribes.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Gil Ronen, 6/19/2014, 9:19 AM

Ex-Mayor Lupoliansky's Sentencing Postponed

Tel Aviv District Court was to decide the fate of former Jerusalem mayor, and of ex-councillor Avraham Feiner, on Monday.Gil Ronen , 6/9/2014, 8:39 AM

Prisons Service Expects Olmert 'Headache'

Former Prisons Service officer says a special wing may have to be built for Olmert, who possesses state secrets.Benny Moshe, Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 12:35 PM

Olmert: I Never Took a Bribe

At sentencing hearing, former PM says he never took a bribe, vows to appeal verdict.Nir Har Zahav, 4/30/2014, 5:42 AM

Prosecutors to Seek 5-7 Year Jail Term for Former PM Olmert

State prosecution sources say they are also seeking a stiff fine of more than one million shekels against disgraced former Prime Minister.AFP, 4/28/2014, 6:36 PM

Holyland is a Great Monument to Corruption, Says Architect

David Kroyanker says Jerusalemites always felt there ws something sinister about the project, but weren't sure what.Benny Toker, 4/2/2014, 8:25 AM

Judge Won't Let Olmert Aide Off The Hook Lightly

Judge Rosen rejects request to lighten punishment of former Olmert bureau chief in Holyland corruption trial, demands better reasons.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 3/31/2014, 2:31 PM

Olmert Conviction: Cause for Celebration or Cause for Concern?

Mixed responses to conviction of former Prime Minister touch upon institutionalized corruption, his political legacy.Ari Soffer, 3/31/2014, 1:30 PM

Charity that Received Bribery Money Stands by Convicted Founder

Aid organization received money from Holyland entrepreneurs as form of bribing its founder, former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupoliansky.Oranit Etzer , 3/31/2014, 11:47 AM

Former Prime Minister Olmert Convicted on Bribery Charges

Bureau chief Zaken and former Jerusalem Mayor Lupolianski among nine others found guilty of taking bribes in infamous Holyland case.Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 3/31/2014, 9:29 AM

Olmert Corruption Trial in Limbo Until Monday

Judge decides not to decide whether verdict to be announced as planned, leaving everyone in suspense until the morning.Gil Ronen, 3/30/2014, 9:48 PM

Zaken Edging Closer to Testifying Against Olmert

Progress in negotiations between Shula Zaken and the prosecution on her testimony against former PM.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/28/2014, 11:01 PM

Former Olmert Aide May Testify Against Him

Shula Zaken, who has stood by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for years, has changed her mind and may sign a plea bargain.Elad Benari, 2/27/2014, 12:14 AM

Deathbed Promise Changed Olmert Trial

Sudden change in Olmert’s former secretary linked to ‘deathbed promise’ that has now been revoked.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2014, 2:43 AM

First Time: Olmert to Testify in Holyland Trial

Former Prime Minister will take the stand in corruption scandal involving luxury housing project.Maayana Miskin, 9/29/2013, 9:11 AM

Lupoliansky to Join Holy City's Mayor Race?

Former mayor will announce he is joining race against Barkat and Leon after Rosh Hashana – report.Gil Ronen, 8/19/2013, 8:06 AM

Holyland Witness Revealed as Shmuel Dachner

Court reveals that deceased state witness in Holyland scandal was businessman Shmuel Dachner. Maayana Miskin, 3/5/2013, 11:39 AM

Key Witness in Olmert Trial is Dead

S.D., the state's witness in the legal proceedings against former PM, died hours after stormy testimony.Gil Ronen, 3/1/2013, 8:57 AM

Olmert: I'm Not Returning to Politics

Former prime minister blames IDF commanders for outbreak of Second Lebanon War.Gil Ronen, 7/12/2012, 4:49 PM

Olmert Acquittals Put Scare in Holyland Bribe Charges

Government prosecutors are running scared after the court acquitted Olmert on two severe indictments. The Holyland charges may be dropped.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/11/2012, 11:32 AM