Olmert – another interrogation
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Police want to interrogate Olmert within 48 hours

Investigators want to question PM before his attorneys see testimony of key witness Talansky

Another urgent interrogation: Police officials are in contact with the Prime Minister's Office in order to set a time for another questioning session in the probe against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.


Police investigators want the next questioning session to be held within the next 48 hours.


The Jerusalem District Court approved a few days ago Attorney General Menachem Mazuz's request to get an early testimony from the key witness in the latest affair faced by Olmert, Moshe (Morris) Talansky – this testimony can then be used in a future trial against the prime minister over alleged bribery offenses.


Talansky is scheduled to provide his testimony on May 25, and police officials are interested in interrogating Olmert before Talansky's testimony. The PM's attorneys asked to receive the full investigation materials from police ahead of the 25th, but investigators want to question Olmert before his attorneys receive the material.


This is why police officials are insisting on another urgent probe, arguing that a later questioning session would be less meaningful.


On Thursday, Olmert's attorneys petitioned the High Court of Justice against the Jerusalem District court's decision to allow Talansky's early testimony.


Efrat Weiss contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 05.16.08, 21:36
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