corruption

Olmert Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

05/31/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began testifying on his own behalf at his trial on corruption charges.

Olmert told judges in Jerusalem District Court Tuesday on the first day of the defense phase of the trial that "I am fighting for my life here and nothing else."

He spent most of the session telling his life story, though the judges tried to cut him off.

Olmert to be Charged in Real Estate Scandal

03/14/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is among 18 people who will be indicted in Israel's largest real-estate scandal.

The Tel Aviv District's Prosecutor's Office announced the indictments on Monday. Among the others indicted are former Olmert chief aide Shula Zaken and ex-Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, in the Holyland apartment project affair following a court hearing.

An Israeli police investigation completed last August recommended Olmert's indictment.

School Leaders Arrested for Cheating Israeli Government

11/22/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The leaders of six educational institutions accused of using fake identification cards to cheat the government of millions of shekels have been arrested.

In raids on nonprofit organizations' offices associated with the haredi Orthodox institutions, Israeli police reportedly confiscated counterfeit ID cards along with a printer, rubber stamp and laminating machine.

The schools are located in Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Ramat Beit Shemesh and Betar Ilit in the West Bank.

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