Police to question Olmert in Talansky bribe case Friday
By Jonathan Lis, Tomer Zarchin and Ofra Edelman
Police will question Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at 10 A.M. Friday in his residence in Jerusalem in connection with their investigation into suspicions that he took bribes during his tenure as Jerusalem mayor and minister of industry and trade.
Today, Olmert and his former bureau chief, Shula Zaken, will ask the Jerusalem District Court to delay its planned deposition of American fundraiser Morris (Moshe) Talansky, in order to give the defense attorneys time to go through the investigative material. Yesterday, the High Court of Justice rejected their petition against the deposition, ruling that the district court's decision to hear prior testimony from Talansky was sound.
Friday's planned interrogation was scheduled yesterday, following talks between Olmert's attorneys and detectives from the Fraud Squad. ...