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Olmert - Once more, with feeling
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Police to question Olmert on Friday

Prime minister to submit to second round of interrogation Friday morning over bribery allegations

Investigators from the National Fraud Unit will question Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a second time on Friday at 10:00 am.


Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld made the announcement on Tuesday, several short hours after Yedioth Aharonoth revealed Olmert had, through his attorneys, informed the police he was available for questioning on Friday.


Olmert is suspected of allegedly receiving over $500,000 from American businessman Moshe Talansky, who is scheduled to give his deposition to the court within the coming weeks.


The prime minister's legal counselors and those representing his former bureau chief Shula Zaken, stood before the Supreme Court on Monday in a bid to appeal the District Court's ruling, saying that allowing a Talansky's pre-trial deposition would harm their client's chances for a fair trial.


"No unusual privileges stand for the prime minister, but it is inconceivable that he will be deprived of the same legal privileges every other citizen is entitled to," Attorney Eli Zohar, representing Olmert, told the court.


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