The Israeli police have recommended an indictment
for the former prime minister, surely the most scandal-ridden of all politicians:
The Holyland corruption affair on Monday matured into police recommendations for serious indictments. The list is headed by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who the police recommend charging with taking a bribe during his term as Jerusalem mayor.
According to the police, Olmert's former bureau chief Shula Zaken should be charged with taking a bribe, bribery mediating and breach of trust. Former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, who served as head of the District Planning and Construction Committee, should be charged – according to the police – with taking a bribe, fraud and breach of trust.
Read it all. Olmert deserves to go down in disgrace for this, and I think it can be safely said that his career in politics is officially over.
Labels: Israel, political corruption