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  • The verdict on Ehud Olmert

    March 31, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    Now we know one thing for sure: Ehud Olmert will never again be prime minister of Israel.

    Olmert, who led Israel’s government from 2006 to 2009, was convicted this morning of taking bribes in the Holyland affair, a scandal involving the illegal construction of high-rise...

  • Olmert convicted for taking bribes in Holyland scandal

    March 31, 2014 | 9:59 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty of accepting bribes in the Holyland corruption case.

    Tel Aviv District Court Judge David Rosen announced the verdict on Monday morning in what has been called the country’s largest corruption scandal. Olmert is facing up...

  • Bribery? Fraud? Israeli police question chief rabbi on graft allegations

    June 20, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Police questioned one of Israel's top religious officials, Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, on Thursday on suspicion of bribery, fraud and money laundering, a police spokesman said.

    Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld gave no details about the allegations against Metzger and three other suspects...

  • Israeli judge who fled extradited from Peru

    March 18, 2013 | 2:48 am

    An Israeli judge who fled to Peru eight years ago following allegations of bribery and fraud was extradited to Israel.

    Dan Cohen arrived in Israel on Sunday morning after he was arrested by Peruvian police and placed directly on an airplane leaving for Israel.

    He has been...

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  • Olmert says he has no plans to re-enter politics

    July 12, 2012 | 8:31 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, following his acquittal on the most serious corruption charges, said he does not intend to return to politics.

    Olmert, speaking Thursday at a conference in Tel Aviv two days after he was acquitted on corruption charges that prompted his...

  • N.Y. lawmaker Carl Kruger quits over bribery charges

    December 22, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    A New York lawmaker who had strong Orthodox Jewish backing because he rejected a gay rights initiative quit after pleading guilty to charges that he funneled bribes through his gay lover. State Sen. Carl Kruger, a conservative Democrat who has held his Brooklyn seat since 1994,...

  • Abramoff receives new four-year sentence, Phoenix community leader murdered

    September 11, 2008 | 12:48 am

    Abramoff Receives New Four-Year Sentence

    Jewish lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced to four years in prison. Abramoff had pleaded guilty to corruption and tax offenses related to influence peddling involving Republican congressmen and midlevel Bush administration officials, some of...

  • Ehud Olmert should be indicted, Israeli police tell prosecutors

    September 8, 2008 | 4:17 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Ehud Olmert should be indicted on corruption charges, Israeli police recommended Sunday.

    Bribery is the most serious of the charges that police recommended against the prime minister to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz. Others include fraud, breach of trust and money...

  • A Gift in the Hand is Worth…

    By Eric Silver

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Shimon Peres, the most experienced Israeli politician still in the harness, was not on Ehud Barak's 25-man team negotiating peace with Syria in West Virginia this week. But the 76-year-old economic cooperation minister may have moved within striking distance of the last public...
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