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PM Olmert faces 9th interrogation
Police investigators question prime minister for two hours Friday morning
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was interrogated Friday for the ninth time. Police investigators arrived at the PM's official residence in Jerusalem and questioned Olmert with regards to two separate affairs involving an investment center and an alleged travel expenses corruption scandal.

 

The interrogation got underway at 10 am and lasted two hours. Upon the session's completion, investigators headed for a meeting with Head of Police Investigations Yohanan Danino to brief him on the latest developments.

 

In his previous interrogation last month, Prime Minister Olmert confronted investigators after they questioned him again on alleged corruption involving travel expenses he billed. The PM refused to answer the questions. Olmert was upset because he was being asked about the affair even though police already submitted a recommendation for indictment on the case to the State Prosecutor's Office.

 

At the time, the prime minister's Media Advisor, Amir Dan, said that Olmert was surprised by the questions and told investigators: "Only two weeks ago you recommended that an indictment be filed against me on a series of offences and decided that I am guilty of serious offences, yet now you are opening this case again and asking me questions?"

 

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