Israeli ex-prime minister is before trial

Ehud Olmert is accused of corruption

In brief: It is the first precedent in Israel of judging ex-prime minister.

Today on February, 25, in Jerusalem the trial on the case of ex-prime minister of Israel Ehud Olmert accused of corruption is under consideration. It is the first precedent in Israel of judging ex-prime minister.

Remind that Ehud Olmert resigned in September, 2008 because of his corruption scandals. However he had been acting on his post until March, 2009. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that Olmert is accused of three different crimes of corruption including bribery, fraud and tax evasion. The defendant denies his guilt.

Maria Velikanova
2010-02-25 13:22, Society.

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