Ten of the thirteen accused in the Holyland case have been found guilty.
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at email@example.com.
Jerusalem District Court Judge David Rozen has convicted former prime minister Ehud Olmert on charges of bribery in the Holyland affair. Nine of the twelve other people indicted in the case, among them Uri Lupolianski, who like Olmert was mayor of Jerusalem during the period that the Holyland project was going through planning procedures, were convicted along with Olmert.
The Holyland Project in Jerusalem. (Image by Adiel lo, via Wikipedia)
Olmert’s former aide Shula Zaken, who was among the accused and who remained loyal to him for much of the trial, which began in July 2012, reached a last-minute plea bargain with the prosecutor under which she accepted an eleven month prison term in exchange for handing over telephone conversation recordings allegedly implicating Olmert in obstructing justice. Judge Rozen postponed handing down his verdicts in the case until today in order to consider whether to admit the further evidence, but it emerges that he had decided to convict Olmert in any event.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news – www.globes-online.com