Court Rejects Delay in Olmert Trial

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While the defense attorneys for former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert did not object, the state’s request for a three-month delay in the fraud trial of the former prime minister was rejected on Wednesday by the Jerusalem District Court.

The court would not grant the delay and therefore, the trial is expected to get underway in a week. The court did however agree to a reduced schedule to permit the state adequate time to prepare, a move necessitated by the unexpected departure of the main prosecuting attorney in the case, Ori Korev.

For the first three weeks, only one hearing a week will take place. The following two weeks will entail two sessions per week and then the court will demand the schedule set for three weekly sessions be implemented.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)