Ex-Israeli Leader Olmert Accused Of Bribe-taking


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Salon Staff
January 5, 2012 1:18PM (UTC)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on new corruption charges.

Olmert was accused Thursday of taking bribes to promote construction of housing projects, including a hulking housing complex in Jerusalem.

The alleged crimes took place while he was mayor of Jerusalem, a position he held before becoming prime minister in 2006.

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Olmert has denied all the allegations against him.

He is already standing trial on separate charges of accepting illicit funds from an American supporter and double-billing Jewish groups for trips abroad — also before he became prime minister.


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