Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday had an outburst in court as he was testifying in the corruption trial against him. "It's not me that traveled to lectures to get money," he said angrily.
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Responding to inquiries by Attorney Uri Korev in the Rishon Tours double-billing affair, Olmert said: "I'm not the person who never uttered a word without getting money. There were those who traveled against the law, but not me."
Olmert in court. Pointing fingers? (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
Olmert was likely referring to the 'Bibi-tours' affair. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of using funds from conference organizers to finance vacations for his family.
The allegations are currently being checked by the Attorney General and the State Comptroller.
The prosecution was trying to illustrate that Olmert was aware of the double billing for his travels. The former prime minister denied the charges: "Your truth and my truth do not cross paths. This is baseless."
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