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Israeli Police to Question Olmert for Second Time Friday


Israeli police say Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will be questioned by police this week for a second time in a corruption investigation against him.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Tuesday that the anti-fraud unit will question Mr. Olmert Friday.

Police asked the prime minister questions for more than an hour on May 2.

Prosecutors accuse Mr. Olmert of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from U.S. businessman Morris Talansky before he became prime minister.

Police are trying to determine whether Mr. Olmert gave any favors to the businessman for the payments.

Mr. Olmert and the businessman say the funds were legal contributions to the Israeli leader's election campaigns.

The prime minister says he will resign if indicted.




Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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