Deputy Attorney General Attorney Raz Nizri said Wednesday that he is convinced that "whoever is handling the Holyland case will examine whether the verdict
handed down yesterday (to Ehud Olmert) has ramifications on the Holyland trial. And if it does – the case must be rexamined."
"This is our duty with each case we handle and especially in a case that deals with the former prime minister," he told Army Radio.
In a conversation with Ynet Tuesday night, Nizri said that the legal proceedings in Olmert's case were conducted properly. "We are not a third world country in which the prosecutor, the judge and the executioner have coordinated positions amongst themselves. Each body makes its own decision, and therefore there is no 100% guarantee for a conviction in a democratic country."
Olmert exonerated of corruption charges
Lador defends Olmert case; says acquittal 'not a failure'
- 'Olmert was impeached for nothing'
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert,
who was acquitted Tuesday of the majority of the corruption charges brought against him and which prompted his impeachment in 2008, said Wednesday morning "I slept well last night. I sleep well every night. When a person knows the truth, he sleeps well even if there is a ruckus around him."
Olmert greeted reporters outside his house, telling them that he has received many phone calls from well-wishers. Olmert added that "there are over 500 text messages that I haven’t read yet."
Olmert leaves house on Wednesday (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
The former prime minister also commented on a phone call he received from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
on Tuesday, saying that it was a very pleasant conversation.
Olmert refused to address State Prosecutor Moshe Lador's comments
by which the prosecution had a duty to indict him, only noting that "We need to respect all proceedings, and this is what we intend to do. We are continuing with life as usual."
Four years after being charged with fraud, breach of trust, falsifying corporate records, tax evasion and receiving illicit benefits in the cases known as the Talansky Affair and the Rishon Tours double billing scandal, the The Jerusalem District Court acquitted Olmert of any wrongdoing.
The former prime minister was, however, found guilty of breach of trust in the Investment Center case.