Israeli police are expected to recommend that Ehud Olmert be indicted, Israeli media reported.
The police recommendation to indict the prime minister could come as early as Sunday, the reports said. Police and legal officials are scheduled to meet Thursday and Sunday to determine whether Olmert should be charged in three separate investigations of financial wrongdoing.
“This is a game whose results are known from the beginning,” Amir Dan, a media adviser to the prime minister, told Israel’s daily Ha’aretz. “From the first day, even before these matters were investigated, the police came out with statements to the effect that it was committed from the start to recommending an indictment.”
After one of the major financial scandals broke this spring, Olmert announced he would resign if indicted. The prime minister later announced he’d resign anyway, as soon as Kadima chose a new leader in September elections.
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