An indictment in a fraud case could be filed against Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert within days, according to police sources. Haaretz reported Monday that police sources made their claim based on depositions taken in the United States over the last few days in a double-billing case in which Olmert is accused of billing several non-profit organizations for the same flights and using the money for family vacations. The investigators will return to Israel at the end of the week. The police sources told Ha’aretz that the new evidence confirms earlier evidence on which the police recommended an indictment. An official indictment could force Olmert out of office before new elections are held, likely in February.
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