Olmert faces further charges

The outgoing Israeli prime minister denies allegations of diverting state funds.

    Olmert will remain Israel's prime minister until
    a new government is formed [EPA]

    Olmert, who resigned in September but is staying on until a new government is formed following a February 10 election, has denied the allegations.

    The outgoing prime minister faces six other simultaneous investigations on claims involving bribery, money-laundering and fraud with Morris Talansky, a US businessman.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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