Olmert Will Face Corruption Charges

PM double-billed travel, police allege
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 26, 2008 1:26 PM CST
Israeli media says the attorney general has summoned Olmert to charge him.   (AP Photo/Menahem Kahana, Pool)
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(Newser) – Outgoing PM Ehud Olmert will be charged with fraud, abuse of confidence, and falsification of documents, Israel’s attorney general said today, a move that could force Olmert to leave office sooner than his intended February departure, the Times reports. The scandal—involving Olmert’s political appointments, travel expenses, and a real-estate deal—is one of several that forced him to resign.