Indictment filed against former PM Olmert
Aviad Glickman • Ynet
The Jerusalem District Prosecution has filed an indictment against former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the Rishon Tours, cash envelopes and Investment Center corruption affairs.
His former bureau chief Shula Zaken, who is accused of wire-tapping, among other offenses, will also be put on trial.
JERUSALEM – Israeli legal authorities have indicted former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert on corruption charges.
The indictments filed Sunday charge Olmert with illegally accepting funds from an American backer, and double-billing for trips abroad. He faces charges including fraud and breach of trust.
The charges surfaced when Olmert was still prime minister, eventually forcing him to step aside. Olmert allegedly committed the offenses while serving as mayor of Jerusalem and later as a Cabinet minister, and before being elected prime minister in 2006.
Olmert was replaced as prime minister in March by Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu. He left politics and is currently a private citizen.
Olmert has denied any wrongdoing.