Photo: Gil Yohanan
Borovsky. Police showed courage
Photo: Gil Yohanan

Former police official: Indictment against PM likely

Yaakov Borovsky, who headed state comptroller's anti-corruption unit, says that current inquiry against Olmert indicates he will eventually be charged with taking bribes

The current police investigation against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert "will eventually lead to an indictment," former senior police officer Yaakov Borovsky said Monday.


Major-General (ret.) Borovsky, who headed the anti-corruption department at the State Comptroller's Office, is familiar with details of the probes against Olmert.


At a press conference in Haifa to present his candidacy for the city's mayorship, Borovsky noted that the prime minister had already been suspected of taking bribes on several other occasions.


The deposition that will be taken from American businessman Morris Talansky on Tuesday, he said, "Will demonstrate that it's not a matter of technicalities. Olmert is not suspected of unlawfully receiving funds, but of long-standing bribery-related offenses."


He added that "the current inquiry, the fact that a deposition process is set to take place, the documents and the timing indicate that an indictment will indeed be served."


According to the former police official, the latest probe against Olmert stems from other affairs on which the prime minister was investigated by the state comptroller.


"These materials have been gathered by the State Comptroller's Office and handed over to the police and the State Prosecutor's Office… the police is acting with determination, professionalism and courage in this case," he concluded.


פרסום ראשון: 05.12.08, 13:31
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