Israel Police to Grill Olmert for 14th Time



olmert1Police will will grill outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert tomorrow for the 14th time since May as part of an corruption probe. “The prime minister will be questioned at his official residence for four hours,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Thursday. He said police would ask Olmert about the appointment of friends to public office during his term as trade and industry minister between 2003 and 2006.

Olmert has been questioned by police 13 times since May on several different alleged cases of corruption, suspicions that forced him to submit his resignation in September.

The allegations all date back to before he took office as premier, when he was mayor of Yerushalayim and during his term as trade and industry minister.

Olmert will remain at the head of a caretaker government until a new government is formed after Tuesday’s election.

{AFP/Yair Israel}