NEWS: Olmert under investigation – again

Israel orders Olmert corruption probe

Israel ordered a criminal graft probe of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert over a real estate deal on Monday, in the latest scandal to hit the premier who had been steadily regaining popularity.

Attorney General Menahem Mazuz “has decided to order the police to open a criminal probe in the Cremieux Street affair,” a justice ministry statement said.

The Israeli premier is suspected of having received an effective bribe when he and his wife purchased the west Jerusalem home in 2004 for an estimated 300,000 dollars below market price, the statement said. [complete article]

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