Olmert Indicted on Corruption Charges

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has finally been indicted over a corruption case that involved dealings during his career before taking office as the premier.

"The attorney general… has decided to press charges against former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert," the Israeli Attorney General Office announced Sunday, quoted by AFP.

Based on the charge sheet, Olmert was accused of "fraud, breach of trust, registering false corporate documents, and concealing fraudulent earnings."

Among the charges leveled against Olmert is accepting bribes from the US businessman Morris Talansky.

He was also accused of cronyism during his term as the minister of trade and industry between 2003 and 2006 and other unlawful acts when he served as the mayor of Jerusalem (Al-Quds) from 1993 to 2003.

Olmert’s secretary Shula Zaken was also indicted in connection with the same case.

(Press TV)

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