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Olmert questioned for fourth time

Police investigators questioned Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a fourth time.

The questioning began Friday morning and lasted nearly three hours, according to news reports.

Olmert is accused of having accepted some $150,000 in cash from American Jewish businessman Morris Talansky and to have doubled billed for overseas trips during the decade and a half before he was prime minister. The prime minister has not been indicted and maintains he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

However, the weight of multiple corruption probes prompted Olmert to announce Wednesday he would quit the premiership after his Kadima party primary in September.

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