Police want Israeli PM indicted: reports


(Gold9472: Man... wouldn't that be AWESOME if that happened here?)

Associated Press
Published: Sunday September 7, 2008

JERUSALEM -- Reports say Israeli police are recommending indictments against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a string of corruption cases.

The reports said police want to indict Olmert in affairs that include receiving tens of thousands of dollars from a U.S. businessman and double-billing Jewish groups for trips abroad.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said no official announcement has been made.

Sunday's police recommendation would have only limited effect. The decision about whether to indict Olmert rests with the attorney general, Meni Mazuz.

The political effect of the police recommendation is also limited.

Already in July, Olmert announced he would resign later because of the multiple corruption investigations.