Another Olmert corruption scandal comes to light

Monday, February 16, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Israel's state comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on Monday released information regarding yet another corruption investigation against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The new scandal is centered on accusations that Olmert exerted heavy pressure on his subordinates during his time as finance minister to approve an irregular loan for Jerusalem's Engineering College.

The president of the college is a close personal friend of Olmert.

Lindenstrauss said that the investigation had not been revealed until now in order to give detectives time to build a case.

An indictment in at least one of the other investigations into Olmert illegal activity as minister of industry and trade is expected shortly after Israel's new government comes to power.

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