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Holyland corruption case

Prosecutors: Lupoliansky Took 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 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

Architect: Holyland is a Monument to Corruption

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 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 Verdict: Cause for Celebration or Concern?

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

Yad Sarah: 'Proud' of Corrupt Ex-Mayor

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

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 Case

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