The Jerusalem District Court on Sunday 20 Teves held a session to probe the possible reopening of the Talansky cash envelopes case against former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The court in 2012 exonerated the former prime minister of charges including receiving cash bribes from Morris Talansky, tax evasion, falsifying corporate records, and more.
New evidence that has surfaced in the Holyland real estate case involving Olmert as one of the defendants has led the state to seek to reopen the Talansky case. Olmert was found guilty in the Holyland case and is currently appealing his conviction and six-year prison term to the Supreme Court.
Prosecutor Uri Korev accuses Olmert of “lying through his teeth” while giving testimony in court, referring to tapes introduced in the Holyland trial to show the former prime minister was not telling the truth.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)