Police Question Olmert Friday

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel Police National Fraud Unit detectives arrived at Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Jerusalem residence Friday morning to interrogate him for the second time in their investigation into suspicions that he took bribes.

Armed with new information from Uri Messer, Olmert's former law partner, personal friend and business associate, Friday's session may prove pivotal in the latest investigation against the prime minister.

Messer allegedly provided police with testimony and documentation showing that large sums of money received from American millionaire Morris Talansky were designated for Olmert's personal use.

In preparation for today's session with the prime minister, police questioned Messer for several hours Thursday. Detectives also met with Talansky, who is scheduled to be deposed Sunday morning at the Jerusalem District Court.

On Sunday morning, Olmert's attorneys plan to request a two-week delay in Talansky's deposition to study the binders of material turned over to them by the State Attorney's office. Should the court grant the request to delay the deposition, the prosecution will likely ask to extend the injunction preventing Talansky's departure until they take his deposition.

Following Friday morning's session with the prime minister, his legal team will receive material from this week's sessions with Messer and Talansky.

Source: Haaretz

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