´Holyland case may be reexamined´ (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Noam (Dabul) Dvir Published: 07.11.12, 08:59)
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Deputy Attorney General Ran Nizri says ramifications of Olmert
verdict must be examined in Holyland case. Olmert: I slept well last
night. I have over 500 unread text messages
Deputy Attorney General Attorney Raz Nizri said Wednesday that he is
convinced that "whoever is handling the Holyland case will examine
whether the verdict handed down yesterday (to Ehud Olmert) has
ramifications on the Holyland trial. And if it does Ė the case must
"This is our duty with each case we handle and especially in a case
that deals with the former prime minister," he told Army Radio.
In a conversation with Ynet Tuesday night, Nizri said that the legal
proceedings in Olmert´s case were conducted properly. "We are not a
third world country in which the prosecutor, the judge and the
executioner have coordinated positions amongst themselves. Each body
makes its own decision, and therefore there is no 100% guarantee for
a conviction in a democratic country."
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who was acquitted Tuesday of the
majority of the corruption charges brought against him and which
prompted his impeachment in 2008, said Wednesday morning "I slept
well last night. I sleep well every night. When a person knows the
truth, he sleeps well even if there is a ruckus around him."
Olmert greeted reporters outside his house, telling them that he has
received many phone calls from well-wishers. Olmert added that "there
are over 500 text messages that I havenít read yet."
The former prime minister also commented on a phone call he received
from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, saying that it
was a very pleasant conversation.
Olmert refused to address State Prosecutor Moshe Lador´s comments by
which the prosecution had a duty to indict him, only noting that "We
need to respect all proceedings, and this is what we intend to do. We
are continuing with life as usual."
Four years after being charged with fraud, breach of trust,
falsifying corporate records, tax evasion and receiving illicit
benefits in the cases known as the Talansky Affair and the Rishon
Tours double billing scandal, the The Jerusalem District Court
acquitted Olmert of any wrongdoing.
The former prime minister was, however, found guilty of breach of
trust in the Investment Center case. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth
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