Police Schedule Second Session with PM

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israel Police National Fraud Unit will interrogate Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Friday for a second time during its most recent investigations, on suspicions of bribery and money laundering.

According to police, the prime minister's legal team sought to prevent a second questioning session.

In a related matter, Olmert's attorneys filed a petition Monday with the High Court of Justice seeking to prevent police from taking a pre-trial deposition from American businessman Morris Talansky, prior to his departure for America.

Olmert's legal representatives claimed that deposing Talansky would have an adverse affect on their client.

State Prosecutor Moshe Lador told the three-judge panel why it was important to obtain Talansky's preliminary testimony.

Talansky, a key witness in the latest investigations against the prime minister, came to Israel to spend the Passover holiday with his son.

Police secured a stay of exit order so they could interrogate him, based on the possibility that Talanksy would be unwilling to return to Israel to testify.

Sources: The Jerusalem Post, YNet news

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