September 1, 2009
Israel’s former prime minister Ehud Olmert, has been charged with corruption following months of investigations that forced him from office.
Olmert, has maintained his innocence all along, despite announcing last autumn that he would resign as the corruption allegations mounted.
Prosecutors dropped their investigations into several allegations for lack of evidence, but at the weekend indicted him on charges including fraud and breach of trust. They date back to a time before his 2006 appointment as PM when he was a minister and Jerusalem mayor.